Rosario O. Lapus, PhD. 

President, Miriam College

  • Ph.D., University of the Philippines
  • MA, Boston College
  • MS, University of Massachusetts 

Dr. Rosario Oreta – Lapus earned her Doctorate in Education at the University of the Philippines, and holds a Master in Education from Boston College and a MS in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She also did postdoctorate work for several years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education as visiting scholar-researcher.  She has diplomas in French studies from the Universite de Grenoble and the Universite de Paris a la Sorbonne. 

She is presently the Chairperson of the Consortium of Women’s Colleges in the Philippines and Board member and Accreditor for Graduate School Level of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), among other local affiliations. She is the lead convener of the Philippine Alliance for Girls’ Education (PAGE).

Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay, Ph.D

Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Ph.D., University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • MA, Miriam College

Dr. Maria Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay is Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her PhD in Education (Research and Evaluation) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, her MA in Family Life from Miriam College and her BA in Behavioral Sciences (magna cum laude) from St. Theresa’s College, Cebu. She has presented papers in both local and international conferences on values education, local knowledge and digital learning. Dr. Baybay is the founding Director (2011-2016) of the Asian University Digital Resource Network, a network of universities supporting local knowledge integration.  She is a member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) Tertiary Education Commission. She is the National President of Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education-Philippines.


The President's Office

The President is the executive head of the entire educational institution. She is responsible for setting broad directions of the institution consistent with its vision and mission. 

President: Ma. Rosario O. Lapus, Ph.D.

Telephone: (+632) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 1104 

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Miriam College, conferred by law with the power and capacity to manage the institution and render final decisions, except in those cases otherwise provided by the law. 

Chairperson Emerita: Lourdes R. Quisumbing, Ph.D. 
Chairperson: Josefina N. Tan
Vice Chairperson: Edith I. Alcantara
President: Rosario O. Lapus, Ph.D.

Carmencita T. Abella
Emelina S. Almario
Maria Lim-Ayuyao, Ed.D.
Corazon S. de la Paz-Bernardo
Nieves R. Confesor
USec. Laura Quiambao-del Rosario
Ma. Celeste T. Gonzalez, Ed.D.
Roberto M. Laviña
Carmelita I. Quebenco, Ed.D.
Sr. Marisa R. Lichauco, M.M.

Ex-officio Member:
Atty. Remedios Montecastro-Lim (MMCAA Chairperson)
Corporate Secretary: Atty. Rochelle Dakanay-Galano

President's Council

The President's Council, chaired by the President, is composed of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director for Basic Education, the Finance Director, the Administrative Services Director, the Human Resources Director and the heads of the academic units, namely: the Principals of the Child Study Center, Grade School, High School, MC-SAID, Adult Education, and the Deans of the Colleges. 

  • Coordinating
    Members share information and developments in their respective unit/areas when the representatives from each body plans institutional activities together;
  • Consulting
    The President or members of the President’s Council meet to discuss inputs from other sectors prior to making decisions;
  • Decision-Making
    As a body, it formally makes a decision or takes a particular position on matters administrative in nature. Such decisions are subject to final approval by the President or, in some cases, by the Board of Trustees.

Internal Audit

The mission of the Internal Audit Office is to provide, independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the school's operation. It helps the school accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Director: Myrna G. Vidal

Telephone: (+632) 580-5400 to 29 local 1124


The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) is responsible for the supervision and coordination of the academic units particularly program and curriculum development, faculty development, student development, and research.

Under the OVPAA are the Director for Basic Education (DBE) who directly supervises and coordinates the Basic Education Units and the Head of the Center for Strategic Research (CSR) who is assigned to improve the quality of publications at Miriam College and develop research and publishing skills among faculty and staff of the institution. Also under the OVPAA are the different advocacy centers and special resource centers of Miriam College.

Director for Basic Education:
Maria Louella Tampinco-Lunas

Center for Strategic Research Head:
Jose Reuben Alagaran II, Ph.D.

Telephone: (+632) 580-5400 local 1201

Finance Division

The Finance Division ensures the effective and efficient performance of the central budgeting, accounting, treasury, investment, and risk management functions in the College, plus the supervision of all its daily financial activities involving funds and securities. 

Finance Director: Ma. Concepcion Lupisan

Telephone: (+632) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 1145

Human Resources Division

The Human Resources Division (HRD) develops and implements human resource plans, policies, standards, and programs that would lead towards full deployment of the institution’s human resources in support of the school’s strategic goals. 

Human Resources Director:
Noel C. Racho, Ph.D.

Telephone: (+632) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 1135

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division (ASD) ensures the maintenance, improvement, preservation, and security of the entire physical plan. It is also responsible for the efficient delivery of services of the business center and administer the procurement and safekeeping of the requirements of Miriam College.
Administrative Services Director: 
Agustin Alvarez, Jr.

 (+632) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 1163 or 1164

External Affairs Office

The External Affairs Office (EAO) designs, implements, and evaluates the institutional communications program, which is geared towards establishing and maintaining effective channels of communication between Miriam College and its various internal and external publics.

  • Special Projects
    Generates funds and donations through special projects and events;

  • Alumni Affairs
    Forges relationships, together with the Maryknoll/Miriam College Alumni Association (MMCAA), between the institution and its alumni & other external publics to enable the institution to meet its strategic goals; Email:

  • Communications and Media
    Takes care of the publications, website, and various media to effectively promote and advocate the school's vision-mission to all its constituents.
Telephone: (+632) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 1115

Information and Communication Technology Office

The Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO) designs, develops, and maintains the school’s computer network and internet/intranet connectivity. It handles the school’s Management Information System.

Information and Communications Technology Manager:
Engr. Dexter Llevares

 (+632) 580-5400 extn. 1152

Planning and Development Office

The Planning and Development Office (PDO) assists the President in planning, monitoring, and evaluating institutional strategic plans, research, development projects, and partnerships. 

Telephone: (+632) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 1105

Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office

The Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office (IPPO) serves as the coordinating point of Miriam College institution-wide academic international activities and as a conduit for the strategic visioning and situating of the school in the international educational front.
Institutional Partnerships and Programs Officer: 

Dr. Gail Frances R. Galang

(+63 2) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 8240


The Miriam Identity, Spirituality and Mission Office (MISMO) leads the Miriam College community in living out the Miriam Spirituality in education and mission through faith formation, liturgical celebration, community immersion and volunteerism. As an institutional office, it assumes a direction-setting and coordinating functions.
Director: Carlo P. Garcia

Telephone: (+63 2) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 1170

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Women Leaders

Through the years, 8 women leaders, have dedicated and committed themselves to the school’s vision and mission, took up the challenge of directing the school towards its goal of becoming the premier academic institution that it is today.

1948-1958 and 1968-1976
Sr. Miriam Thomas Thorton
President, Maryknoll College

Sr. Maura Shaun
President, Maryknoll College

Sr. Mary Coleman

President, Maryknoll College

Dr. Paz V. Adriano

First lay woman president
President, Maryknoll College

Dr. Lourdes R. Quisumbing

President, Maryknoll College

1986 to 1997
Dr. Loreta N. Castro

President, Miriam College 

Led the transition from Maryknoll College to Miriam College

1997 to 2010
Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan

President, Miriam College  
Led the school into the 21st century

Dr. Rosario Oreta Lapus

President, Miriam College   

Guided by a 21st Century Learning Framework, she brings her extensive experience in the fields of education, human development and research to Miriam College.