d_rosario_200x133Dr. Dativa (Dettie) Del Rosario joined Merritt College as the official Director of Business and Administrative Services, prior to serving in that role in an interim position. Dettie ha been with the District for more than 15 years, most recently as an employee of the Peralta District Financial Services Office and brings with her a well-rounded experience in fiscal and accounting operations. She started in the Laney College Business Office, then on to the Bursar position at Berkeley City College, and then to the

District Office, first as District Budget and Attendance Analyst, then Supervisor of Accounts Payable and Enrollment Management.

Dr. Del Rosario obtained her Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) in Accounting from St. Bridget’s College and her Master’s in Business Administration from Ateneo de Manila, both in the Philippines. She then earned her Master’s in Finance and Accounting from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her Doctoral degree in Education, with a concentration on Educational Leadership from Argosy University in Alameda, California.