By Rusieljs G. Lunasco
Dr. Stella Guartero- Fernandez, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Stella Guartero- Fernandez is currently the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Her experience in the academe spans 32 years. She first started teaching in the Life and Science Department of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1989.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (1988) from Central Philippine University and was the recipient of the Majaque Memorial Award (award given to the most outstanding BS Bio graduate).10 years after she started teaching, she finished her Master of Science in Biology from the De La Salle University as a scholar of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
She was the Chairperson for the Life Sciences Department for 8 years (2010-2018) before being appointed as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on 2018. In 2015, she finished her Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education (Biology) from West Visayas State University.
Dr. Fernandez is the current Vice President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology-Visayas Chapter and Secretary for the United Federation of Filipino- American Educators- Western Visayas. She is also the Assistant Project Leader for the CPU-Haribon Foundation BOW (Biodiversity on Wheels).