About The President

Dr. Marita R. Canapi is the second president of the University Of Rizal System (URS). Previously, she served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Makati covering the period 2005 to 2011. She also briefly served as Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina. She has been into educational Management for a long time having become Dean of the College of Arts and Science, College of Eduction, and the College of Computer Science also at the University of Makati.

She has been a mentor for Graduate Scholars of Smart Education Program and has previously taught Education, Research, Management, Physics and Mathematics at the University of Makati, Philippine Normal University, and Arellano University.

Dr. Canapi holds a doctorate degree and a master’s degree in Education with specialization in Educational Management. She was a recipient of a National Scholarship from the Department of Science and Technology for the Baccalaureate Program in Physics for Teachers from the Philippine Normal University in consortium with De La Salle University where she graduated Cum Laude.

She was Class Valedictorian of Pedro Guevara Memorial High School,Sta. Cruz, Laguna in 1978. She also graduated on top of her class at Sta.Cruz Elementary School, the school which recently honored her with an Outstanding Alumni of the decade award.

Dr. Canapi is also a professorial lecturer and research adviser in the graduate school of Education at Arellano University Manila. She has co-authored a textbook in Research entitled “Research in Various Disciplines” published in 2008. Dr. Canapi is a member of the pool of assessors of the Regional Quality Assessment Team of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). She is a member of the board of the directors of the Philippine Association of University Women and is a member of Pi Lambda Theta, a national sorority of Women Educators. She is also a member of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Network for Internetional Education and Values Education for UNESCO APNIEVE and is actively involved in the projects for Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).