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.

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.

 

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.