three new deans
De La Salle University-Manila has three new deans for school
year 2001-2002. Dr. Julius Maridable now heads the College
of Engineering, Dr. Michael Alba, the College of Business
and Economics, and Dr. Yolando Beronque, the College of Science.
Magsaysay awardee for government service Hon. Jesse
Robredo (ME ‘80) shares his insights on participatory
governance during the Diamond Jubilee University
Lecture Series held at the
M. Gaerlan Conservatory
last July 11.
who replaced Dr. Servillano Olaño Jr, is an associate professor
of the Chemical Engineering Department. He was also the associate
dean of the college from 1989 to 1992. He earned his doctorate
at the School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry
at the University of New South Wales.
Underscoring the importance of research, Maridable continues
to pursue his various interests among which are the development
of inorganic membrane materials, product separation using
membrane technology, membrane applications in water and wastewater
treatment, and sol-gel process in the production of synthetic
Alba, who replaced Dr. Tereso Tullao, Jr., is the holder of
the Ambassador Ramon V. Del Rosario Chair of Business and
Economics since 1998. He finished his postgraduate studies
in Applied Economics at Stanford University and is now an
associate professor of the Economics Department.
The CBE dean earned his Master’s degree in Economics at the
University of the Philippines, where he also received the
SGV Foundation Chair of Health Economics in 1993-94. In May
1999, he went to Waseda University in Japan as an exchange
At present, Alba is working on several papers including Exploring
the existence and measuring the components of the gender wage
differential in the Philippines using design-based estimates,The
public transportation system in Metro Manila as a tragedy
of the commons, which he is co-writing with Raul Fabella,
and Exploring the existence and measuring the components of
the public-private wage differential in the Philippines.
For his part, Beronque, who is a faculty member of the Mathematics
Department, assumed the position formerly held by Dr. Florencia
Claveria. Before taking his new post, he was the University’s
Assistant Vice President for Research.
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