Administration

George C. Leal, J.D.

Dean, College of Law and Professor of Law

Dean Leal was appointed in June of 2018 after a lengthy career practicing law in both the public and private sector. Dean Leal started his career in 1980 as a trial attorney with the U.S Department of Justice. Assigned to the Antitrust Division, he served on the trial staff of U.S. v. AT&T. He then entered the private practice of law in San Francisco in 1985 where, in 1995, he helped form the firm of Chan, Doi & Leal, LLP. As its litigation partner, he handled complex commercial and civil litigation in a wide array of matters involving Fortune 500 and international corporations, small businesses and individuals. Dean Leal returned to the public sector in 2009 with his appointment as the Director for Educational Standards in the Office of Admissions of the State Bar of California. In that capacity, he acted as the senior staff member working to support the Committee of Bar Examiners’ role as the accreditor and regulator of California-accredited and registered law schools.

Dean Leal is also a legal educator having taught Torts and Remedies at San Francisco Law School from 1991-2000, and he participated in various pro bono activities including acting as a pro tem judge and court-appointed mediator and by serving on two State Bar committees, the Committee for Administration Justice (1989-1992) and the Committee of Bar Examiners (2008-2009). Dean Leal earned his J.D. degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1980 and holds a B.A. degree, in Economics, from San Diego State University. Dean Leal has been a licensed California attorney since 1980.
 

George J. Gliaudys, Jr., J.D.

Dean Emeritus

George Gliaudys is Dean Emeritus of the College of Law. He retired as Dean in 2017 after serving in the position for 11 years.  A skilled administrator as well as an experienced attorney, Dean Gliaudys was a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles for over 25 years, and retired as the Deputy Director for Management and Administrative Services in 2002.Dean Gliaudys’s experience includes being elected and having served as Chairman of the Los Angeles County Manager’s Quality and Productivity Network from 1995-1996. Additionally, he served as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Child Support Advisory Board and as Commissioner for the Senior Citizens Commission of the City of West Covina, California.

Dean Gliaudys also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 30 years and retired in the rank of Colonel. A highlight of his military career includes having been the chief legal officer for a Major Army Reserve Command. Dean Gliaudys led a legal office serving 13,000 reserve soldiers and their spouses, and managed 150 lawyers, paralegals and support staff who provided assistance in civil, military criminal, environmental, and administrative-personnel legal matters. He received his Diploma in Military Studies from the U.S Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1983.

Dean Gliaudys was a member of the Law School Council upon appointment by Board of Governors of the State Bar of California for a three year term ending in the fall of 2013; members of the Council advise the Committee of Bar Examiners on matters relating to the content and format of the bar examination, problems of coordinating curricula and on all aspects of law school education. He is an active member of the California State Bar.

 

John Lee Y., Ed.D.

President Emeritus

John Lee Y. has enjoyed a distinguished career in higher education, serving as Irvine University’s third President from 1998-2004. Dr. Lee was previously President of the American College of Technology.

Lee has also served as former panel examiner for California State Personnel Services. He has extensive business management experience and is the author of several books on language instruction and methodology.

Currently, Dr. Lee is working to establish relations with international schools and universities to further global education involving law and business.

 

Ron Ross, M.B.A.

Director of Library Services

Ron Ross is Director of Library Services. He is responsible for growing and maintaining the library resources, as well as assisting students in research and research technology.

Mr. Ross has pursued a career in library science for more than 25 years and is the owner and operator of Multi-Library Services, Inc. In addition, he is currently the C.F.O for First Priority Investments, Inc. and serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Ballet Etudes, a non-profit organization.

Mr. Ross served as an officer in the United States Navy. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University in 1969 and his M.B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in 1973

 

Ronald Johnson, M.A.

Director of Admissions

Ronald L. Johnson is the Director of Admissions.

Mr. Johnson has a comprehensive career in education management. In 2000 he became a member and later a chairperson of the Association of Christian Schools International Accrediting Commission. He also served as a member and chairperson of the visiting committee for the accrediting body of the Association of Christian Schools International, and for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Mr. Johnson was also chosen by ACSI to serve on and chair the accreditation visit to Morrison Academy in Taiwan.

Additionally, Mr. Johnson served as seminar leader for staff development and educational events for the Association of Christian Schools International at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from 1992 to 2003.

Mr. Johnson began his career in education at the First Church of God Christian School, where he first worked as a social studies teacher and later became the school’s Vice President, a position he held from 1987 to 2006. He later became the Principal of Desert Christian High School in Lancaster, California, and in 2007, joined the Antelope Valley Desert Montessori School as its Executive Director and Principal.

Mr. Johnson received his B.A. in Sociology from Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa in 1979, and his M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco in 1990.