Elizabeth Inoturan, long-time professor at the UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy, succumbed to diabetes complications on March 12. She was 67.

Her death was confirmed by her niece, Gabrielle Anne Ventura, in a Facebook post on March 14. 

Inoturan served the University for 39 years before retiring in 2018.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at the Faculty of Arts and Letters in 1974.

Inoturan studied law at UST in 1974 and started teaching at the College of Commerce after graduating in 1978.

She later became faculty secretary at the Faculty of Civil Law and member of the College of Accountancy faculty council.

She also became student welfare development coordinator and chairperson for pre-accountancy and management accounting.

“As a colleague, she was very helpful and supportive. She was someone willing to give advice and reminders especially regarding attitude towards work,” accountancy faculty member Asst. Prof. Christopher German told the Varsitarian.

Inoturan’s former students remembered her for her strict but gentle way of teaching.

“The class of Attorney Inoturan was never boring. You have to be prepared and alert because there were daily graded recitations. Although she tried to be tough sometimes, it was always overshadowed by the warmth of her smile and her occasional jokes,” Armi Aguas, a former student of Inoturan, told the Varsitarian.

Another former student of Inoturan, Ciel Quiambao, said the late professor had a “single-minded devotion to her personal mission to not only teach but also touch other people’s lives.” 

Inoturan’s remains were interred on March 17. 

An online Mass will be held for Inoturan on March 20, 10:00 a.m., at the Santisimo Rosario Parish Church. with reports from Caitlin Contreras


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