Staff Directory


Maritess Chao, MBA, CPA, CISA, CIA

Project Director

Office: FOU 100/113

Phone: 949-480-4078

Fax: 949-480-4260


Finance and Administration Staff

Finance and Business Office Staff


Maritess Chao joined Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo as a System Specialist in July 2002.  Chao’s main responsibilities include project management, business requirement analysis, system need assessment, system implementation, and support to the PeopleSoft applications. 

Chao has extensive consulting experience.  She worked as a consultant for PeopleSoft USA, Inc and The Hunter Group (now Cedar Inc).  As a consultant, Chao has successfully implemented PeopleSoft Student Financials 7.6, Billing 7.5, Accounts Receivable 7.5, Grants 7.5, and General Ledger 7.5.  She is a PeopleSoft Certified Financials Consultant.

In addition to her PeopleSoft consulting experience, Chao has over eleven years of experience in information systems, operations, and financial audit.  Her audit background has provided her with a strong understanding of business processes and support systems.  She worked in this capacity for General Motors Corporation, The Detroit Medical Center and Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co., CPAs in Manila, Philippines.  Chao is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Internal Auditor. 

Chao holds a MBA from Wayne State University in Michigan where she majored in Finance.  She received her BS in Commerce degree with a major in Accounting from University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines.   

Chao currently lives in Aliso Viejo, California with her husband, Luther.