Professor Patricia M. Empleo, PhD, Dean of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy, was named the 2021 Outstanding Certified Public Accountant in Education by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which will confer the recognition during its Annual National Convention from November 23-26, 2022.
Empleo was recognized for her achievements as an accounting educator, for her outstanding contribution to Philippine accounting education, and for contributing to the prestige of the profession as practiced in the academe. She has also rendered service to PICPA by handling various committees and implementing projects.
Under Empleo’s leadership, the University’s BS Accountancy program received both national and international recognition, with BSA being one of the first UST programs to get the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance certification. The College likewise consistently produced registered certified public accountants, some of whom landing in the top ten spots. Furthermore, the College was able to introduce the BS Accounting Information System program in 2018, following the transition brought about by K-12.