Ambassador Laura Quiambao-del Rosario, M.A., M.Ed
Ambassador Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario is the 9th President of Miriam College. She is a distinguished career diplomat with an outstanding track record of 37 years in the Philippine Foreign Service, culminating in her appointment as Undersecretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Her committed work in government was recognized with the Gawad Kamanong Presidential Award (the Grand Cross) for her work in economic diplomacy in 2012 and the Sikatuna Presidential Award for her work as chair of the Senior Officials’ Meetings for the APEC Manila Summit in 2016. She served in various capacities in Philippine Embassies abroad, including Vienna, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., her last appointment being as Philippine Ambassador to India and Vietnam. Upon retirement, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit.
Ambassador Del Rosario is an alumna and a recipient of the coveted Mother Mary Joseph award upon her graduation. She received her Bachelor’s Degree major in English Literature, magna cum laude, from Maryknoll College. She is also a Maryknoll/Miriam College Amazing Alumna Achiever. She holds two master’s degrees: a Master of Arts in Literature, benemeritus, from the University of Santo Tomas; and a Master in Education major in educational administration from the University of the Philippines.
A dedicated educator and academic leader, she started her professional career at Maryknoll College where she taught literary studies, swiftly moving up to Director of Admissions of the College. She continues to serve her alma mater as a Trustee of the Miriam College Board, evidence of her strong love and desire to serve the school.
Amb. Del Rosario's work as Director General of the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs (2009-2011), with focus on strategic studies and training of DFA personnel, and international perspective will deeply enhance the school’s present academic offerings and expand external educational partnerships as Miriam College’s contribution to the development of the national human resources.