ACADEMICS AFFAIRS OFFICE
The Academic Affairs Office is primarily responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the development, implementation and review of the graduate, undergraduate, basic education (K to 12) academic and research programs, and the provision of learning resources including library and laboratory services. It is headed by the VP for Academic Affairs who supervises the heads of the different academic departments: the Principal of the Basic Education, the Deans of the different College departments and Graduate School, and the unit heads of the academic support services such as the Library and Laboratory services.
SPUD’S Academic Affairs Office started its humble beginnings when the first seven sisters were sent to take over the direction of a boarding school with 26 girls near the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. This was the first Foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC) in the Philippines.
The High School Department was first opened in 1917 and at that time, the school was then named St. Paul Academy. In 1941, two college courses, Normal and Commerce, were opened. Even during the War Years when the Academy was closed, the Sisters gave shelter and refuge to families and continued catechetical work among the young. Free classes in English, piano, typing and shorthand were offered.
In 1946 recognition of the following courses was granted to St. Paul Academy: Elementary Course, General Secondary Course, One-Year Collegiate Secretarial Course, Two-Year Junio Normal College Course, and Two-Year Collegiate Commercial Course. The School was razed by fire in 1953 and the campus was transferred from the inner city to its present location in Pulantubig, Dumaguete City.
Since then, the School has evolved from St. Paul Academy into St. Paul College and is now known as St. Paul University Dumaguete or SPUD in the St. Paul University System. Through the years, the Academic Affairs Office has continued to provide excellence in education as the number of its academic program offerings grew. This is evident in the School’s accreditation of its academic programs with PAASCU and PACUCOA, its continued high passing rate in the Board exams, and its being able to maintain its ISO certification.
ACADEMICS AFFAIRS OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
SR. HELEN MALUBAY, SPC
VP For Academic Affairs
Telephone No: (035) 225-1506 loc. 259 or loc. 222