Benitez-Jaro appointed as CHED Executive Director

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has appointed Atty. Cinderella Filipina S. Benitez-Jaro as Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, she served as Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Office of the Executive Director of CHED from July 2018 up to the present, concurrent with her position as Director of the Legal and Legislative Service since May 2017.

Aside from her current designations, she has represented the Commission in the Cabinet Assistance System, Dangerous Drugs Board, National Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Team, Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, among others. Within the CHED, she also chairs numerous Technical Working Groups (TWGs) that were created and convened to work on planning the implementation of policy directions given by the Commission En Banc and the Philippine Government as a whole.

As CHED OIC-Executive Director, she was the Philippine Representative to the Universiade Napoli and to the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications.

As the Executive Director, she serves as the head of the Commission Secretariat and will oversee the overall implementation and operations of the CHED Central and Regional Offices. The EO serves as the clearinghouse for all communications received from internal and external stakeholders.

Aside from these, she will monitor all central and regional offices of CHED, making sure that all units are pursuing a common road map, consistent with the Commission’s reform agenda and strategic plan.

She finished her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines and her Bachelor of Laws in New Era University.



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