La Salle receives
3 new professorial chairs
La Salle University-Manila recently welcomed the establishment
of three new professorial chairs for the departments of Psychology,
Chemistry, and Philosophy following the Board of Trustees’
approval of the DLSU Science Foundation on September 11.
The new chairs are The Exaltacion Castillo-Ramos Distinguished
Professorial Chair in Tests and Measurements, The Roberto
Torres Distinguished Professorial Chair in Organic Chemistry,
and The Claro R. Ceniza Distinguished Professorial Chair in
The Exaltacion Castillo-Ramos Distinguished Professorial Chair
in Tests and Measurements for the Department of Psychology
was established in honor of the late dean of La Salle’s former
College of Arts and Sciences. Castillo-Ramos earned her MA
in Psychology at the University of Minnesota and took postgraduate
studies in Educational Management at the Philippine Normal
She actively supported the various research initiatives in
La Salle and participated as well in external research councils.
Her exemplary performance in the field of psychology was reflected
on the various publications she produced.
Castillo-Ramos became involved in several local and international
organizations, including the Psychological Association of
the Philippines where she was a founding member. She also
joined the Philippine Guidance and Personnel Association,
Philippine Sociological Society, and American Studies Association
of the Philippines.
On the other hand, the Roberto Torres Distinguished Professorial
Chair in Organic Chemistry for the Department of Chemistry
was created in honor of the man who helped in the advancement
of chemistry in the country.
Torres earned the degree of MS Chemistry (meritissimus) at
the University of Santo Tomas in 1956 and took post-graduate
studies, also at the same university. He devoted 29 years
teaching at the college level, and seven years handling graduate
classes at De La Salle College.
He became president of the Philippine Association of Chemistry
Teachers, a life member of Chemical Society of the Philippines,
and senior member of several other organizations of scientists.
For his part, Brother Andrew Gonzalez, FSC, Vice President
for Academics and Research, called on the respective deans
and department chairs to make plans for naming holders of
the Castillo-Ramos and Torres chairs for this school year
Brother Andrew also said that by SY 2002-2003 the holder for
The Claro R. Ceniza Distinguished Professorial Chair in Analytic
Philosophy for the Department of Philosophy should be named.
In addition, students of Professor Emeritus Emerita Quito
will be asked to contribute the Chair in her honor, with contributions
from DLSU Science Foundation. The chair will be called The
Emerita Quito Distinguished Professorial Chair in the History
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