Centro Escolar University
|Motto||Ciencia Y Virtud (Knowledge and Virtue)|
|Established||June 3, 1907|
|President||Ma. Cristina D. Padolina,Ph. D.|
|Location||Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Campus||Urban (4 Campuses: Mendiola, Malolos, Makati CBD [including Puyat Ave. and Legaspi Village campuses])|
|Hymn||Imno ng Pamantasang Centro Escolar (Centro Escolar University Hymn) by Alfredo S. Buenaventura|
|Colors||█ Pink and █ Grey|
|Nickname||Escolarians, Escolarina, Escolarino|
|Mascot||25px CEU Scorpions|
|Affiliations||IAU, ASAIHL, among others.|
Centro Escolar University (Template:Pse) (Filipino: Pamantasang Centro Escolar) is a private university in the Philippines. It was founded on June 3, 1907 by two women, Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna, and was originally called Centro Escolar de Señoritas. It became a university in 1939. Today, the university has three campuses, the Mendiola Campus along Mendiola Street in Manila, the Malolos Campus established in 1978 is in the northern suburb of Malolos City in Bulacan province, and the newly established Makati Campus in 2005, is in the Makati Central Business District. Originally, its Parañaque Campus was part of the university's system until it was phased out in the early 1990s.
The university offers programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and allied medicine. CEU is also known for its Dentistry and Pharmacy graduates. All of its academic programs are accredited Levels 2 and 3 by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines. CEU is the first university in the Philippines to be given an ISO:9001 certification on its campuses . The university was also granted full autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education. The university is also listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange with the stock symbol, CEU. The university will celebrate its centennial in 2007.
- 1 Schools, Colleges and Academic Programs
- 1.1 Integrated School (1907-2004)
- 1.2 Accountancy, Management and Technology (1928)
- 1.3 Dentistry (1925)
- 1.4 Liberal Arts (1924), Education (1924), Music (1907) and Social Work (1954)
- 1.5 Medical Technology (1960)
- 1.6 Nursing (1975)
- 1.7 Optometry (1928)
- 1.8 Pharmacy (1921)
- 1.9 Science (1928)
- 1.10 Tourism (1989), Family Economics (1967), Nutrition (1958), HRM (2004)
- 1.11 Graduate School (1926)
- 2 Campuses
- 3 Publications
- 4 Culture and traditions
- 5 University Presidents
- 6 University Governance
- 7 Membership in organizations
- 8 Attendees, alumni, and honorary Escolarians
- 9 External links
Schools, Colleges and Academic Programs
Integrated School (1907-2004)
The original academic program of the university, its elementary and high school programs opened in 1907 served students until it was phased out in its Mendiola Campus in the mid-1990s and formally phased out in 2004 in its Malolos campus. The last batch of its elementary and high school students were from its Malolos Campus in 2004 and 2001 respectively.
Accountancy, Management and Technology (1928)
The School of Accountancy, Management and Technology is the third largest college in terms of student population in the university system.It offers bachelor's degrees in Accountancy, E-Commerce Technology, Secretarial Administration major in Computer Secretarial, Computer Science and Information Systems, Management Engineering, Computer Engineering, Business Administration major in Banking & Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Development Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Operation Management and Entrepreneurship.
The school of AMT, originally known as the College of Business, then later as the College of Commerce and Secretarial Administration (COMSEC), College of Accountancy, Commerce and Secretarial Administration (ACS) and recently, the School of Accountancy, Business, Secretarial and Public Administration (ABSP), started as a two-year secondary commercial course for girls. In 1928, a four- year college course was offered under the College of Liberal Arts, leading to the degree of Bachelor of SCience in Commerce, as well as a two-year Associate in Commercial Science course and a one-year secretarial course.
School Mission & Vision
Total Quality Business Education for Globalization
It is dedicated to a tradition of commitment towards the formation of competent, socially oriented, spiritually integrated, and globally competitive business professionals.
- Centro Escolar Marketing Society (CEMARS)
CEMARS aims to advance the interest and welfare of marketing students. It promotes the general acceptance and appreciation of marketing as an essential business tool. It renders educational assistance to students in the marketing discipline. It designs program and activities, which support the school's vision of academic excellence.
- Junior Financial Executive of the Philippines
JFINEX, for short, is open to all bona fide Banking and Finance students. It aims to upgrade the effectiveness, and importance of Banking and Finance as a major subject in the school and an important area in business, and to adopt measures that would foster educational advancement in the field of finance.
- Junior Philippine Association of Secretaries (JPAS)
The JPAS endeavors to foster educational advancement in the field of secretarial education and administration. It serves as an instrument for gradual exposure of students to actual practice in secretarial and office life. It also promotes fellowship and brotherhood among secretarial students not only within the campus but also among schools.
- Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS)
JPCS-CEU chapter is the organization of Computer Science and Information System students of CEU. It aims to advance the interest and welfare of its members and encourage their cooperation and participation in school and University activities. It organizes activities that provide exposure of students to actual practice of Information Technology in the industries. It has a goal of enriching the students' knowledge and skills while reinforcing their social and civic responsibility by providing timely and relevant information, training and application.
- Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA)
The JPIA is a unifying organization that seeks to create an academic atmosphere conducive to the educational advancement of students in the field of accountancy. It sponsors activities that provide gradual exposure of students to the actual practice of accounting in business life as well as develop civic consciousness and discipline among its members.
- Management Student Association (MASA)
MASA is an organization of bona fide management students in CEU. It seeks to promote management as a major field of study and as an important area in business or profession. It initiates activities and programs that promote the practical application of management theories and practices, and develop civic consciousness and social responsibility.
The College of Dentistry offers the four year program leading to the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and two-year non-degree certification as a Dental Technician. The college maintains high standards of education and facilities, proved in high rankings and passing percentages in the national dentistry board examinations.
- Philippine Dental Students Association (PDSA)
The PDSA aims to prepare dental students to meet the social, cultural,. ethical and scientific obligations of the dental profession. It works in full cooperation with other dental associations in the improvement of dental art and science. It also forms linkages with different dental agencies in elevating the standards of dental practice and education in the Philippines.
- Dental Clinicians Club
It is an organization of Junior and Senior Dentistry students. It aims to develop each clinician's full potential as a person and as a future professional, to maintain peace and order within the dental infirmary, and to establish rapport between the clinicians and the clinical instructors. It sponsors community outreach program through the Dental Health Team and specialized clinic areas through the Orthodontic Study Group.
Liberal Arts (1924), Education (1924), Music (1907) and Social Work (1954)
The School of Education, Liberal Arts, Music and Social Work (SELAMS) merged in the late 1990s to integrate the four major departments of the university. The Education Department offers Bachelor's degrees in Secondary and Elementary Education with nine majors. The Liberal Arts department offers degrees in Mass Communication, Language Arts, Economics and Political Science. The Conservatory of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in seven majors namely Music Education and Applied Music in Composition, Conducting, Guitar or String, Piano, Voice, and Wind instruments. Meanwhile the school's Social Work department offers bachelor's degree in Social Work.
The School of Education, Liberal Arts, Music and Social Work is geared towards enhancing the following:
S Selfawareness on the wholesome and conducive development of a well-rounded individual
E Efficiency in all endeavours;
L Leadership in different fields of their choice towards effective management of information technology,
A Active participation in the enhancement of our own cultural heritage;
M Movers of critical thinking;
S Skills appropriate to chosen fields of specialization for global competitiveness.
Medical Technology (1960)
The College of Medical Technology offers the bachelor's degree in Medical Technology. It is the first school in the Philippines to integrate the Emergency Medical Technician program in its curriculum. The school is also the first and only school in the Philippines to be accredited as a Drug-Testing facility.
The College of Medical Technology, established in 1960, was the first of its kind in the country. Molding medical technologists with intensive and updated training from seasoned practitioners, the college's program is enhanced with the most modern laboratory equipment and resources.
Founded in 1975, the College of Nursing offers bachelor's and master's degrees in Nursing.
Since its establishment in 1975, the Centro Escolar University College of Nursing has acquired a reputation for high education standards, the best learning equipment and many opportunities for first-hand learning. Students at the College of Nursing undergo solid training under the highest standards of academic excellence, anchored on the University founders' motto of "Ciencia y Virtud" (Knoweldge and Virtue). Students are provided with the best instructors and constantly updated curricula. It is the university's commitment to instill in students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be recognized as valuable members of a global workforce. At Centro Escolar, students learn the principles and practice of Nursing as they are fielded to various tertiary hospitals and communities around the metropolis during their practicum. This real-world experience has been a distinct trait through the years of Centro Escolar graduates, enabling them to land choice jobs in the Philippines and around the world. The professional courses prepare future nurses to develop a caring behavior, a strong concept of social responsibility, and critical and creative thinking that will prepare them for impressive careers.
College Mission & Vision
Man is a unique Bio-Sociocultural being, always in constant interaction with his environment. These interactions affect his state of health.
Within the context of Philippine society, nursing education subscribes to the belief that national identity, cultural consciousness, moral integrity and spirituality are a vital components in the development of a Nurse. A broad liberal education and a multi-disciplinary approach seek to enhance this belief. Nursing education, therefore, aims to prepare a critical thinking nurse generalist who, upon completion of the program, demonstrates professional competencies and shall continue to assume responsibility for personal and professional development, contributing to the enrichment of Nursing through research.
High Level of Quality Nursing Education and Nursing Practice in the Global Community.
The College of Optometry offers a six year program leading to the Doctor of Optometry degree. True to its role as the premier college of optometry in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia as well, CEU's College of Optometry has been garnering majority of the top places in the annual Board Examination for Optometry and maintaining an enrolment bigger than those of all other optometry schools in the country put together. The CEU College of Optometry continues regularly to initiate programs and activities to retain this premiership.
The first tertiary academic program of the university is the Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy.Today, the college is known as the School of Pharmacy, which has produced successful passers and topnotchers in the country's pharmacy board exams. It currently offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in Pharmacy.
The College of Pharmacy was the first college established by CEU in June, 1921. In 1929, the 3-year course was extended to 4 years leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. The CEU College of Pharmacy was granted a Government Recognition No. 32, Series of 1946 on February 27, 1946. Twenty-six years later, the B.S. Pharmacy degree required 5 years of study, but in 1984, the B.S. Pharmacy course was reverted to 4 years. In February 1999, it was elevated to the School of Pharmacy to include supervision of MS Pharmacy and PhD in Pharmacy programs. BS Pharmacy was opened in the CEU Malolos campus in June 2001 while BS Pharmacy and Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) Program were offered in CEU Makati campus in June 2005.
The CEU College of Pharmacy was chosen as the pilot school to undergo the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) Accreditation for Pharmacy. The College was granted the Level 1 status on September 4, 1989, the Level II status in 1992, re-accredited Level II Status on February, 1995, and 2nd re-accredited Level II Status in April 1999 and the 1st School of Pharmacy granted the Level III status, the highest in the Philippine Education System in December 2000. Such accredited status implies that over and above the minimum government requirements, the College program has attained academic excellence and trustworthiness in educational operations.
It has been a founding member of Philippine Association of the Colleges of Pharmacy (PACP) since 1965. It is a founding member of the Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy (AASP) in April, 2001.
Dean: Dr. Olivia M. Limuaco, BS Pharm., MS Pharm., Ph.D.
Program Head-Malolos: Dr. Cecilia D. Santiago, BS Pharm., MS Pharm., Ph.D.
Established in 1928, the School of Science offers bachelor's and master's degrees in Biology, Psychology and Cosmetic Science. It is the first school in the Philippines to offer a degree in Cosmetic Science, which was conceptualized by Dr. Zenaida Austria. It offers master's degrees in Psychology, Guidance, Mathematics and Science Educations.
Samahang Sikolohista ng Centro Escolar (SSCE )
The SSCE is an organization exclusive to Psychology major students of Centro Escolar University. It aims to promote camaraderie and goodwill among its members, fostering cooperation and readiness to serve. It works closely with Counseling and Testing Center regarding peer facilitating and other relevant guidance services. It is a venue for intellectual exchange among the year levels within the School of Science and with other University organizations. Psychology major students are updated with current trends in the field through the SSCE's linkages with professional organizations and the psychology societies of other universities.
Tourism (1989), Family Economics (1967), Nutrition (1958), HRM (2004)
The School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, pioneered the first College of Foods and Nutrition in the Philippines in 1958, the school now offers bachelor's degrees in Tourism, Family or Home Economics and Nutrition and Dietetics. The school also offers bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.
In June of school year 1967-68, the Department of Home Economics, which used to be a part of the College of Education, was merged with the College of Foods and Nutrition and the college was named College of Nutrition and Home Economics. The college offered two four-year courses leading to the degrees Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition) and Bachelor of Science in Home Economics.
In June of school year 1989-90, the four-year degree and one-year non-degree courses in Tourism, formerly offered under the College of Liberal Arts, were commissioned to the College. For this reason, the College has been re-named College of Nutrition, Home Economics and Tourism.
With the issuance of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order number 36 series 1998 on Policies and Standards for Graduate Education, the College of Nutrition, Home Economics and Tourism was elevated to School of Home Economics, Nutrition and Tourism (SHENT). The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) order no. 36 s. 98 provided for "vertical structure for graduate education articulated by discipline, emanating from strong undergraduate programs across higher education disciplines."
In the year 2001 permission from Commission on Higher Education was obtained to change the nomenclature of B.S. Home Economics to B.S. Family Economics. In the same year the University renamed the School of Home Economics, Nutrition and Tourism (SHENT) to School of Tourism, Family Economics and Nutrition (STourFEN & HRM). Finally, the school began offering the four-year degree course B.S. Hotel and Restaurant Management in school year 2004-2005.
And on the year 2007 on the CEU's 100 years the college was renamed School of Nutrition and Hospitality Management
School Mission & Vision
The School of Tourism, Family Economics, Nutrition and H.R.M is committed to quality education that ensures the total development of its graduates who are imbued with values immersed in his cultural heritage, active participants in sustaining the Filipino nation, empowered to lead in the promotion of nationalism and internationalism, leaders in their chosen professions and valuable members of the global workforce.
In line with the Centro Escolar University's philosophy and mission, the School of Home Economics, Nutrition,Tourism and HRM is committed to develop its students into:
- well-rounded individuals who are morally and spiritually upright.
- dynamic, proactive and self-sufficient men and women who pioneer in the promotion and preservation of Filipino cultural heritage, cognizant of their vital role not only as citizens of this country working for national development but also as global citizens nurturing the environment and promoting the universal welfare;
- competent professionals who are dedicated to community service, research-oriented, and equipped with the new information technology and emerging knowledge and skills that meet international standards of excellence while continually in quest of personal and professional growth
Graduate School (1926)
The Graduate School was organized in 1926 during the administration of Doña Librada V. Avelino, founder and first CEU President, with Dr. Concepcion A. Aguila as the first Graduate School Dean. Today, it offers master's and doctorate programs in the fields of Education, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Sciences, Philosophy, Pharmacy, Dental Education, and Public Administration. CEU is the only school in the Philippines that offers a post-doctoral degree on Total Quality Management on Higher Education.
The principal aim of graduate study is the development of intellectual independence and leadership through the cultivation of the scientific, critical, and creative faculties of the mind, and the promotion of expertise in research.
Specifically, the various fields of specialization provide intensive training for professional workers in specific areas; seek to develop leaders/executives through in-depth studies, fieldwork, and research; and finally, promote an integrated understanding of the person’s place in society.
Consists of 14 buildings that houses an approximately 21,000 students a year. Known for its pink buildings, the campus is located in the western side of Mendiola Street in Manila, the heart of Manila's "University Belt." The campus consists of air-conditioned classrooms, laboratories, a gymnasium, an auditorium, the university library, air-conditioned theater type lecture halls equipped with audio-visual facilities, museum, quadrangle, swimming pool, cafeterias, car park and its own post office, bank and bookstore. The administration building is called the Librada Avelino Hall.
Built in 1978, the campus is located in a 7-hectare property along MacArthur Highway in Malolos, Bulacan. The campus consists of classrooms, laboratories, the university library, cafeterias, an open-air basketball court, a mini-hotel called Ada's (named after the founder, Librada Avelino, who was nicknamed "Ada") for its Hotel and Restaurant Management students, and a 5,000-seater gymnasium called The Centrodome. The administration building is called the Pilar Hidalgo Lim Hall.
Sen. Gil Puyat Sr. Avenue Campus
Located in the Makati Central Business District, CEU's first Makati campus is housed in the Philtrust Bank Building along Sen. Gil Puyat Sr. Avenue. The campus consists of air-conditioned classrooms, laboratories, a library and lecture halls equipped with audio-visual facilities, and a car park.
Legaspi Village Campus
The newly opened second campus is located at Makati CBD also in Legaspi Village along Esteban-Bolaños Street. It is an expansion of CEU Puyat Avenue Campus, the School of Accountancy, Management and Technology. The building also has the Philtrust Bank on its side. This building consist of centralized air-conditioned classrooms, computer laboratories with latest computer hardware and software system, a library with audio-visual facilities.
The Rose and The Leaf
It is the university's official yearbook. The publication of the yearbook started way back during the first graduates of the School of Pharmacy with the graduates of the University's Integrated School.
It was the official yearbook of the now defunct Integrated School, used by the Mendiola, Parañaque (now defunct) and Malolos campuses during when all three campuses had elementary and high schools.
The New Academe
It is the official student publication of the University, with circulation covering the Mendiola and Makati campuses. The newspaper provides students updates on significant campus activities and issues, as well as lifestyle features and literary pieces. The Malolos campus has its own Malolos Academe.
It is the joint publication of the University Student Council (USC) with the Student Affairs Office that aims to recognize achievements of the students to the rest of the CEU community.
The Junior Gazette
It was the official newspaper of the now defunct Integrated School. It is a student publication that was published twice a year and featured articles and news contributed by elementary and high school students of the University. The last publication of the Junior Gazette was in 2000 at the Malolos Campus.
Life at CEU
It is the official student handbook of the University, given to an incoming freshmen when they are officially enrolled. The handbook is a compilation of rules and regulations of the school, a brief history of the university and its officials, information on extra- and co-curricular activities, student organizations and generally about the student life of being an Escolarian. It is published and updated regularly by the Student Affairs Office of the University.
Ciencia y Virtud
It is the official newsletter of the University. Named after the University's motto, Ciencia y Virtud (Knowledge and Virtue). It is published quarterly and features news and articles about the university.
It is the official newsletter of the Centro Escolar University Alumni Foundation, Inc., published quarterly, which features news and articles containing the university's alumni and stories of successes.
The Centennial Collection Series
The University published a series of coffee-table books regarding the ingenuity and great potentials of Filipino talent and artistry. The Centennial Collection Series consists of 7 books, first published in 1997 during the term of CEU President Dr. Lourdes T. Echauz. The university has published 6 of the 7 books as of this year, namely:
- Filipino Cuisine
- Bamboo: A Homage To The Filipino Craftsmanship
- The Philippine Forests
- Philippine Markets
- 100 Wild Plants
The books are published by the university's affiliate company, Centro Escolar University Publishing, Inc.
Culture and traditions
This is the university's traditional version of a Junior-Senior Promenade, in which the Senior class' Valedictorians gives symbols of responsibility represented by a torch, knowledge represented by a book, and the culture and tradition of a true Filipino represented by the Philippines' national flower, the sampaguita lei. It is a symbol of the end of a student life of the graduating class and the start of the new graduating class' for the next academic year. The ceremony is solemn and done with the mass singing of classical Filipino songs, "El Collar De Sampaguita" (The Sampaguita Necklace), "Sampaguitang Mabango" (Sampaguita Fragrant), and "La Flor de Manila" (The Flower of Manila). At the end of the ceremony a traditional fireworks display is shown. Traditionally, this event takes place a day before the commencement exercises of the university after the baccalaureate mass in the afternoon.
All graduating male students wear the traditional national costume barong tagalog and black pants, while the graduating elementary female students wear a traditional pink dress. On the other hand the graduating high school female students wear a traditional pink terno or saya embroidered with the logo of the university on both sleeves. All members of the university administration and faculties will also wear the traditional national costumes of the country, namely barong tagalog and terno.
The graduation ceremonies on the college level on the other hand is like any normal graduation ceremonies. The graduating student is wearing an academic dress through out the whole ceremonies.
During official occasions and functions of the University, such as Loyalty Day, Commencement Exercises and Sampaguita Interlude, female usherettes wear the traditional pink terno and the male ushers wear the barong tagalog. This have been a tradition of the university way back to the first President, Librada Avelino.
- Doña Librada Avelino
- The university's founder and first president. She received an honorary Master of Pedagogy degree from the University of the Philippines at Diliman in 1929.
- Doña Carmen De Luna
- The university's co-founder and second president upon the death of Librada Avelino. During her term, the school received its university charter in 1939. She also oversaw the University's continued operations during World War II, when the Japanese occupied the ground floor of the CEU buildings.
- Dr. Pilar Hidalgo-Lim
- The wife of General Vicente Lim, Pilar Hidalgo Lim is one of the founders of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. She became the university's third president after the death of Carmen de Luna. She steered the university during the reconstruction and normalization of school operations after the war.
- Dr. Dionisio C. Tiongco
- Dr. Tiongco became the university's fourth president after the death of Dr. Pilar Hidalgo Lim. During Dr. Tiongco's term as president, he led the university through rapid modernization of facilities and rapid growth of enrollment totalling almost 20,000 enrollees. During his term, the Parañaque campus was gradually being phased out. He died on December 1992.
- Dr. Lourdes Talag-Echauz
- A philantrophist and a professional pharmacist, Dr. Echauz became the university's fifth president and oversaw the university's largest expansion, wherein investments were made to modernize the facilities specially in the Mendiola and Malolos campuses. During her term, the university reached over 29,000 students and the university also started received its ISO certification . She is the only president to earn the title Chairman Emeritus of the university.
- Dr. Rosita Lozano-Navarro
- see Rosita L. Navarro
- Dr. Maria Cristina Damasco-Padolina
- see Cristina Padolina
Board of Directors
Chairman Emeritus: Dr. Lourdes T. Echauz
Chairman: Dr. Emilio T. Yap
Vice Chairman: Mr. Ernesto T. Echauz
- Dr. Ma. Cristina D. Padolina
- Dr. Carmelita E. la'O
- Mrs. Lucila Tiongco
- Dr. Emil Q. Javier
- Ms. Corazon Tiongco
- Mr. Edilberto de Jesus
- Mrs. Elvira E. Angara
Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel: Atty. Anita S. Regalado
University Treasurer: Mr. Cesar F. Tan
President and Chief Academic Officer: Dr. Ma. Cristina D. Padolina
Senior Vice President: Dr. Carmelita E. la'O
VP for Finance and Corporate Information: Mrs. Patricia E. Chilip
VP for Student Affairs: Dr. Claire Z. Manalo
VP for Technology and Development: Dr. Conrado E. Iñigo Jr.
Asst. VP for Academic Affairs: Dr. Teresa R. Perez
Asst. VP for Research and Evaluation: Dr. Maria Clara Perlita Erna V. Yabut
Asst. VP for CEU Malolos: Dr. Juliana M. Alvaro
Asst. VP for CEU Makati: Dr. Priscilla A. Panlasigui
Asst. VP and University Registrar: Mrs. Lucia D. Gonzales
Asst. to the President for Institutional Linkages: Mr. Ruben Umaly
Asst. Controller and Cash chief: Mrs. Bernardita F. Traje
Dean Emeritus, Graduate School: Dr. Rosita L. Navarro
Asst. Dean, Graduate School: Dr. Mildred B. Go
Dean, School of AMT: Dr. Ma. Flordeliza L. Anastasio
Asst. Dean, School of AMT: Dr. Juliana M. Laraya
Dean, School of ELAMS: Dr. Paz I. Lucido
Acting Dean, School of NHM: Ms. Cecilia C. Uncad
Dean, School of Pharmacy: Dr. Olivia M. Limuaco
Dean, School of Science: Dr. Zenaida M. Austria
Dean, College of Denstistry: Dr. Maria Jona D. Godoy
Dean, College of Medical Technology: Dr. Charito M. Bermido
Dean, College of Nursing: Ms. Merlina V. Locquiao
Asst. Dean, College of Nursing: Mrs. Celia E. Cruz
Dean, College of Optometry: Dr. Jessica F. Torre
Executive Dean, CEU Makati: Dr. Priscilla A. Panlasigui
Asst. Dean, Legazpi Village Campus: Dr. Amelita Borlongan
General Dean of Education: Dr. Juliana M. Alvaro
Program Head, Nursing Department: Ms. Cresencia Manalastas
Program Head, Pharmacy Department: Dr. Cecilia D. Santiago
Program Head, Dentistry Department: Dr. Shirley S. Wong
Acting Dean, CBT: Mr. Nilo S. Francisco
Program Head, CHM: Mrs. Maricar Veranga
Dean, ELAS: Dr. Aurora Gonzales
Membership in organizations
- International Association of Universities (IAU)
- Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
- International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
- Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy (AASP)
- South East Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE)
- Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU)
- Mendiola Consortium
- University Belt Consortium
- Philippine Association of the Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP)
- Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) (Associate Member)
- National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU)
- Men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (MNCAA)
- Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA)
Attendees, alumni, and honorary Escolarians
- Fidel V. Ramos - University High School, 1930s; Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), 1987 - Former President of the Philippines
- Salvador Laurel - University Elementary, 1933-1935 - Former Vice President of the Philippines
- Enrique M. Fernando - Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), 1980 - former Chief Justice of the Philippines
- Cecilia Muñoz-Palma - Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), 1974 - Chairman of the 1986 Constitutional Convention and the first woman Associate Justice in the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Claudio Teehankee - Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) - Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Irene Cortes - Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), 1975 - Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Marcelo B. Fernan - Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), 1989 - Former President of the Senate, Senator of the Philippines and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Concepcion Aguila - Master of Laws, 1926; Master of Arts, 1937 - first woman to graduate with a doctoral degree at Georgetown University
- Miriam Defensor Santiago - Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa), 1989 - current Senator of the Philippines
- Minerva G. Laudico - Bachelor of Science in Social Work, 1930s - first Women's sectoral representative in the Philippines' House of Representatives, former President of the United Nations Association of the Philippines
- Queen Sirikit of Thailand - Master of Social Work (Honoris Causa), 1950s - present Queen Consort of the Kingdom of Thailand
- Ma. Laarni Lopez-Cayetano - BA Mass Communications, 2002 - Representative of the Legislative district of Pateros-Taguig City, House of Representatives (2007-present) and wife of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano of Metro Manila
- Rawang Nedphokaew - Doctor of Public Administration - Member of Parliament (1992-present) and Adviser to the Deputy Minister of Education, Kingdom of Thailand
Science and Medicine
- Carmen Velasquez - University High School, 1931 - National Scientist (Philippines), known for her works in fish parasitology
- Paz Mendoza Guazon - Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa), 1966 - first Filipina medical graduate
- Ramon Y. Sy - Doctor of Public Administration (Honoris Causa) - President and CEO of International Exchange Bank (iBank)
- Lucrecia R. Kasilag - Doctor of Music (Honoris Causa), 1975 - National Artist for Music (Philippines), known as the "First Lady of Philippine Music".
- Alfredo S. Buenaventura - Master of Music, Doctor of Music - one of the most famous composers of Philippine nationalist romantic, impressionist and contemporary styles of music. Also served as the Dean of the CEU Conservatory of Music.
- Bayani Mendoza de Leon - Bachelor of Music, 1968 - one of the foremost master composers and teachers of the native string ensemble, the rondalla, wrote "Batong-Buhay" (Living Stone), a symphonic poem for flute, french horn, strings, and rondalla that was premiered by the Centro Escolar University Rondalla in 1968.
- Jacob Israel Clemente - University High School, 2001 - composer-musician, lead singer of the Philippine alternative band, Jacob.
- Frederick So. Pada - Bachelor of Secondary Education, Master of Arts in Education, Doctor of Education - former President of the Technological University of the Philippines
- Reynaldo C. Bautista - Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management and Anthropology - Chairman of the University of Baguio
Humanities, Religion, Athletics and Liberal arts
- Daniel Razon - University High School, 1983, BA Mass Communications, 1987 - Radio and TV Journalist and Personality
- Jay Taruc - BA Mass Communications, 1992 - TV Journalist and Personality
- Louie Ignacio - BA Mass Communications - TV show Director (GMA Network's SOP)
- Josefina Rabaca - BS Pharmacy, 1964 - International Hall of Famer for Poetry 1998
- Vergel Meneses - University High School, 1985 - Professional basketball player, Philippine Basketball Association
- Maricarl Tolosa - BS Commerce major in Computer Science and Information System, 2000 - Binibining Pilipinas International 2001; Top 10 Semifinalist and Best in National Costume Mrs. World Beauty Pageant 2006
- Maricar Balagtas - BA Mass Communications, 2000 - Binibining Pilipinas Second Runner-Up 2001; Miss Globe International 2001; Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2004
- Margaret Ann Bayot - BS Tourism, 2003 - Binibining Pilipinas International 2004; Top 12 Semifinalist, Miss International 2004
- Rolando J. Tria Tirona - University Elementary, 1958 and University High School, 1962 - Roman Catholic Bishop of Infanta, Quezon
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