Finance, Sponsorships and Grants Team
DARDECS N. VILLANUEVA, C.P.A., J.D.
Dardecs is the Chief Finance Officer of Universitas and sits in the foundation’s Board of Trustees as its Corporate Treasurer. He studied Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas, and passed the CPA board exam in the same year of his graduation. He previously worked as a tax associate at the Manabat SanAgustin & Co., CPAs, an affiliate of KPMG International, and as a tax analyst at IBM Philippines, Inc. An avid mountain hiker, he heads Klub Lolek, an informal group of friends who meet once a month to explore the natural beauty of the Philippines. He finished his law degree at the University of Santo Tomas in 2018 and was admitted to the Bar in 2019.
LARA NICOLE GONZALES, C.P.A., J.D.
Nikki is currently the Project Manager of Sharing Love to Every Indigent through Gifts and Happenings (SLEIGH) and the Business Development Officer of Universitas. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with degrees in BS Accountancy and Juris Doctor. She successfully hurdled the C.P.A Board exams and Bar Exams in 2012 and 2019, respectively. While in law school, her busy schedule as a working student did not stop her from serving the student body of the UST Faculty of Civil Law where she served as the Head of the International Students Committee, and the Academics Committee of the Team Bar Ops where she served the Thomasian barristers as a member of the Executive Committee of the UST Golden Notes. She is driven, finishing law school while working as a Finance Analyst at San Miguel Foods, Inc., and then as an Accountant at University of Santo Tomas Hospital. Professionally, she is currently practicing tax and corporate laws. Passionately, she is tirelessly pursuing art as a painter and as a perfumer.
LANCE JOSEPH V. NOLASCO, C.P.A.
Lance is the Deputy Finance Officer of Universitas . He studied Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas, and passed the CPA board exam in the same year of his graduation in 2019. He is currently a business consulting associate at Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. ,a member firm of Ernst & Young International.