Gallery of Presidents

Engineer Luis Guzmán Barrón

2004 – 2009

Born in Huánuco in 1939, Eng. Guzmán Barron is a civil engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú with a master’s degree in Science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He worked in design and construction engineering at the International Petroleum Company; as professor in our University from 1962 to 2009, and became full professor in Civil Engineering...

PhD. Salomón Lerner Febres

1994 - 2004

Salomón Lerner Febres served as president of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú from 1994 until July 6, 2004. Ten productive years, marked by a variety of institutional initiatives, but also by the term in which he had the huge responsibility of leading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. His elementary studies were completed at La Salle school and since an early...

Engineer Hugo Sarabia Swett

1989-1994

Hugo Sarabia Swett, civil engineer with a master’s degree in mathematics, was president of PUCP during some of the most difficult years in the recent history of our country. He knew how to maintain peace and order within this university without major problems. Eng. Sarabia completed all his studies at PUCP. He graduated in 1954 to become Head of Practice...

PhD. José Tola Pasquel

1977 - 1984 / 1984 - 1989

Mathematician, civil engineer, member of the National Academies of Sciences and Language, PhD. José Tola Pasquel was the first secular president of PUCP and also the first one trained in Science rather than in Arts. PhD. Tola was president of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in two consecutive terms: from 1977 to 1984 and from 1984 to 1989, after being...

Rev. Father Felipe Mac Gregor, S.J.

1963 - 1977

Rev. Father Felipe Mac Gregor, S.J., president during 14 critical years for the development of PUCP, and president emeritus, is one of the most active figures in the recent life of our country. Priest, professor and concerned citizen, his interest in the development of a culture of peace may be seen as his fundamental contribution to the intellectual life...

Monsignor Fidel Tubino Mongilardi

1953 y 1962

Priest, lawyer and university professor, Monsignor Fidel Tubino Mongilardi was born in Peru, he studied in Italy and was ordained priest in our country. Monsignor Tubino was awarded the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence and Licentiate in Sacred Theology. He was auxiliary bishop of Lima while serving as president at PUCP. In 1944, Monsignor Tubino was ordained as priest in...

PhD. Víctor Andrés Belaunde

1946 - 1947

Diplomatic officer, professor, politician, historian, Víctor Andrés Belaunde was linked to PUCP since 1931 when he returned from exile imposed by President Leguía, who had made him quit teaching at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. PhD. Belaunde was professor and dean of the School of Arts, vice-president in 1942, and president pro tempore between 1946 and 1947. His link...

Monsignor Pedro Pablo Drinot

The second president of our university, then known as Universidad Católica del Perú, Monsignor Pedro Pablo Drinot was auxiliary bishop of Lima after having been bishop of Huánuco. In 1921, he was invited to teach Ecclesiastical Law. In 1922, he also taught Apologetics. In 1924, Monsignor Drinot was one of the members of the Superior Council of this new university,...

Rev. Father Rubén Vargas Ugarte, S.J.

1947 - 1953

Rev. Father Vargas, third president at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, was born on October 22, 1886 in Lima and he was ordained priest of the Society of Jesus in 1921. He joined this university as professor in 1931, after some time teaching at secondary level in Spain, Bolivia and Peru.  In 1935, Rev. Father Vargas, historian, became dean of...

Rev. Father Jorge Dintilhac SS.CC.

1917 - 1947 / 1924 - 1946

Rev. Father Jorge Dintilhac SS.CC. founded our university in 1917. To undertake such a great educational enterprise he had the help of several people and institutions, who celebrated with him the supreme decree of March 24, 1917 signed by President José Pardo y Barreda, and the Minister of Instruction, Wenceslao Valera, through which Universidad Católica was established as the...