Nicanor Reyes founded the Far Eastern University in 1928 and was its first President.
NICANOR REYES SR.
Dr Reyes envisioned a school that would promote the teaching of accounting to Filipinos,
a profession formerly available only to foreigners. He wanted to prove that Filipinos
were capable and trustworthy in handling the hundred of enterprises that would result
with the coming of the independence of the country.
Dr. Reyes was killed by the Japanese during World War II in 1946 in the battle for
the liberation of Manila.