The CAS has a new Associate Dean in the person of Dr. Myrna S. Rodriguez. An Associate Professor 7 at the Insti-tute of Chemistry (IC), she graduated BS Agricultural Chemistry (1976) and MS Agricultural Chemistry (1984) from UP Los Baños, and obtained her PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Bioinorganic Chemistry) (1994) from La Trobe University in Australia.


Dr. Rodriguez has served as IC Deputy Director from 2006 to 2009. She also served as Coordinator of LINANG, an extension program for the improvement of education in Los Baños and Bay through teacher training workshops; Chair of the CAS com-mittee on Professional Chairs and Faculty Grants (2004-2006). She was on special detail at UP Open University where she served as Director for Student Administration in 1997, and as Vice Chancellor for Student Support Services from 1998 until December 2003. Dr. Rodriguez continues to be an affiliate fac-ulty and handles online courses at UPOU.
Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society for Agriculture and a member of the Board of Directors of the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas – Southern Tagalog (KKP-ST). She currently serves her third consecutive term as presi-dent of the Philippine Association of Chemistry Teachers (PACT). Some of her notable awards in teaching include the Juan Salcedo Regional Award in Science Education from DOST, the CAS Alumni Association and the KKP-ST Awards in Teach-ing. She is actively involved in various teacher training activities organized by government and private agencies.