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Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

  • Address : Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights Quezon City 1108 Philippines

  • Email Us : info@mc.edu.ph

  • Call Us : (+63 02) 8 930-MCQC (6272)

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Rosario O. Lapus, Ph.D.

President, Miriam College

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of the Philippines
  • M.A., Boston College
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts

 

Biography

Dr. Rosario O. Lapus is both an Educator and a specialist in Human Development – from early childhood to gerontology. After finishing her undergraduate degree in Manila, she has obtained various post graduate degrees and diplomas from prestigious international universities on both human development and education. She continues to serve the field of education as President of Miriam College, and Chairperson of the Consortium of Women’s Colleges in the Philippines, among others. Her personal interests include painting, swimming, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She 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).

 

Academic Achievements

  • Post-doctoral work as Associate and Visiting Researcher, Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Philosophy of Education Research Center, Harvard University
  • PhD in Education, University of the Philippines
  • MS in Gerontology, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • MEd (with distinction), Boston College
  • Diplomas in French studies, Universite de Grenoble and the Universite de Paris a la Sorbonne
  • Bachelor of Arts Major in Foreign Service (cum laude), Assumption Convent

 

Other Awards and Distinctions

  • A member of Sigma Phi Omega (Honor & Professional Society in Gerontology)
  • A member of Pi Lambda Theta (Honor & Professional Association of Women in Education
  • Among the 15 heads of Catholic universities worldwide chosen to participate in the International Federation of Catholic Universities’ (IFCU) Rector’s Program, “Leading Catholic Universities in the 21st Century: An Action Oriented Program for Institutional Heads”

 

Affiliations with Educational Institutions and Associations

  • President, Consortium of Women’s Colleges in the Philippines
  • Board Member and Accreditor for Graduate School Level, Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
  • Former Board Member and National Tertiary Education Commissioner, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
  • Lead convenor of the Philippine Alliance for Girls’ Education (PAGE)