THE FORMER acting dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB), Jacqueline Lopez-Kaw, is set to take charge of the Graduate School of Law next year, with her role set to be taken over by the assistant dean of the faculty.

Graduate School of Law Regent Fr. Dexter Austria, O.P. told the Varsitarian that Kaw, the outgoing AB dean, will replace Assoc. Prof. Maria Liza Rosario as dean of the Graduate School of Law starting Jan. 1, 2024. Kaw will serve in an acting capacity.

Kaw is set to become the second dean of the Graduate School of Law, following Rosario, who became the founding dean when the school was established in 2017.

Prior to Kaw’s appointment as acting Artlets dean in 2022, she had been director of the UST Human Resources Department since 2010.

Kaw spent nearly all of her teaching years at the Faculty of Civil Law, where she had also served as faculty secretary from 2008 to 2010.

From 2007 to 2008, Kaw worked as a court attorney at the Supreme Court.

Kaw graduated magna cum laude in 2002 from the University with a bachelor’s degree in legal management.

She earned her law degree at UST and passed the bar examinations in 2006.

Kaw holds master’s and doctorate degrees in civil law, which she obtained from UST in 2016 and 2019, respectively.

Replacing her as Artlets dean is Prof. Melanie Turingan, who was appointed Artlets assistant dean in 2022.

Turingan completed her bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies at the University in 2002. She completed her master’s degree in history at UST in 2004 and obtained her doctorate in Philippine studies at De La Salle University in 2016.

AB held the deanship turnover ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the St. Raymund de Peñafort Building’s Commerce Audio Visual Room.


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