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Velasco is the new CDC Dean
Dr. Ma. Theresa H. Velasco was officially appointed by the UP Board of Regents
as the third dean of the College of Development Communication effective June
15, 2012. She is the third CDC dean after Dr. Cleofe S. Torres (2006-2012) and Dr.
Maria Celeste H. Cadiz (1998-2006).
The turnover ceremony was held on June 22 attended by the College faculty
and staff. Outgoing dean, Dr. Cleofe S. Torres; Dr. Nora C. Quebral, one of the
pioneers of devcom; Chancellor Rex Victor O. Cruz; and former Chancellor Luis
Rey I. Velasco, who is also Dean Velasco's better-half graced the event.
Prior to her deanship, Dean Velasco was the Chair of the Department of Science
Communication when it was instituted in 1998, and from 2009 to 2011 was Chair
of the Department of the Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication
(DDBT). Dr. Velasco is recognized as one of the country's pioneers of science
communication and leading experts in social marketing and social mobilization.