Fr. (Dr) Stephen Mavely, Founder Vice Chancellor, Assam Don Bosco University has navigated the course of Assam Don Bosco University “with a difference” since its inception in 2008. His transformational leadership has brought on board a cadre of faculty and staff at the University devoted to every process and undertaking which is the greatest strength of the University. Under his leadership, the University has been awarded “University of the Year” (among universities in existence for 10 years or less) and “Special Mention for Excellence in Institutional Social Responsibility” by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) in 2018. The selection of the University by the International Association of Universities as Global Cluster Leader in Clean and Affordable Energy is a testament to the Green Campus model of the University. The focus has been on enhancement of capabilities in providing opportunities for students to build life skills, critical thought and intercultural capabilities; enhance research performance to find solutions to some of the major challenges faced by the world today; ensure quality instructional outcomes and stewardship of University educative processes by faculty and staff; and creating the opportunity for university students to share learning and experience in the areas of participatory community development and social outreach. The distinctive “holding environment” of the University as cascaded by the leadership of Fr. (Dr.)Stephen Mavely, has realized the creative potential of students, faculty and staff through mentoring and support, while inspiring them to transcend comfort zones towards the achievement of goals and dreams.