Newly appointed dean vows to uphold outgoing AB admin’s legacy


(From left to right) Incoming AB dean and lawyer Jacqueline Lopez-Kaw poses for a photo with current AB dean Marilu Madrunio and incoming assistant dean Dr. Melanie Turingan during the deanship turnover ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Photo by Dawn Solano/THE FLAME

THE NEWLY APPOINTED dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) will continue the outgoing administrators’ legacy, hoping to bring further improvement to its programs.

“We will continue the legacy of the outgoing administrators and I hope that I will be able to maintain and sustain the projects and programs that they have,” Lopez-Kaw told The Flame in an exclusive interview. 

Lopez-Kaw shared that she is delighted to return to her “first home” as an administrator.

“It’s a very happy homecoming for me because I consider AB as my first home in the University, and it really instilled in me the discipline that I have right now as a lawyer, as a professional, and as a University administrator,” Lopez-Kaw said.

Lopez-Kaw graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in legal management before obtaining her law degree, both at the University.

While no priorities have been specified at the moment, Lopez-Kaw will begin to assess the Faculty’s situation first and start her administration’s line of priorities.

“We’ll have to look into the current processes, projects, and programs, then from there, we can assess if there’s any need to improve on anything,” Lopez-Kaw said.

Lopez-Kaw was appointed by UST Rector Rev. Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. to handle the oldest liberal arts college in the Philippines this month, succeeding the UST English language studies founder and incumbent AB dean Marilu Madrunio.

Before her deanship appointment, Lopez-Kaw was the director of the University’s human resource department. F – with reports from Dawn Solano


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