Dr. Maria Corazon Tapang-Lopez, valedictorian of MHPHS Class 1964 and editor-in-chief of The Republic, has been appointed recently as Executive Vice President of Centro Escolar University Las Piñas.
A doctor of philosophy in community development from UP Los Baños and a master in management from the Asian Institute of Management, Dr. Lopez was the associate dean of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management of the Development Academy of the Philippines before the CEU appointment.
From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Lopez served as associate dean of Milleret School of Business and Management for Women at the Assumption College in San Lorenzo and Iloilo City.
As a student of MHPHS, Dr. Tapang was a consistent provincial full scholar from freshman to senior year.
Cora Tapang or Kuku Lopez–as she is known in various stages of her life—makes fellow Del Pilarians proud of her new position as a brilliant, committed, and energetic educator.