Former College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) dean Prof. Cheryl Peralta has been appointed vice rector for academic affairs.
She will replace Prof. Clarita Carillo, who served as academic affairs chief for 11 years since 2006.
Peralta, a licensed physical therapist, was CRS dean from 2012 to 2017. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy in UST in 1997 and 2003, respectively.
In an interview on UST’s official website, Peralta cited quality assurance or accreditation of academic programs and training for new curricula after the K to 12 transition as among her priorities.
“This year [academic year 2017-2018] will be spent for training and orienting the faculty members about the new curricula they will be implementing. Public orientations are being conducted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), and all curricular revisions are due by first term for CHEd submission,” she was quoted as saying.
In January this year, Peralta was appointed chairwoman of the Commission on Higher Education’s technical committee on physical therapy and member of the technical panel for health professions education.
She is also a member of the Continuing Professional Development Council for Physical Therapy of the Professional Regulation Commission.