This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the Liceo de Cagayan University. Founded in 1955 by the late Atty. Rodolfo N. Pelaez of Cagayan de Oro City and his wife, Elsa P. Pelaez of Cebu City, the Liceo offers a wide scope of faculties and programs, among others: the College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Information Technology, Nursing, Criminology, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapy, Graduate Studies and Basic Education Department. It was in 1997, after decades of its continual expansion and development and after compliance with CHED regulations when Liceo was elevated to become the first private nonsectarian university in Cagayan de Oro.
Its tireless commitment to deliver quality education is evidenced by its having garnered academic distinctions in both regional and national levels, the accreditation of many of its curricular offerings and its Deregulated status granted by the CHED.
Under the leadership of Dr. Rafaelita Pelaez-Golez, the University has entered a new academic period marked by further emphasis on human resource development, research activity including those on environmental concerns, upgrading and additions of physical facilities and offering of courses that meet the challenges of new technological advancements of the era.