Nicholas Edward Trent, J.D.

Interim Dean

Nicholas (Ed) Trent serves as Interim Dean of the College of Law. Dean Trent’s experience includes senior positions as a business executive and as a practicing attorney. Dean Trent’s executive experience includes having been the President and C.E.O. of Sutton Industries, Inc., the Chairman and C.E.O. of Alan Weston Communications, Inc., the President of Maxoil Inc., and the Chairman of Payday Publications, Inc. Previously with the law firm of Smith, Silbar, Parker and Woffinden, LLP, Dean Trent is now in private practice and specializes in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and corporation and contract law. He is an active member of the California State Bar.


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.


Yesica Romero, M.A.

Student Services Coordinator

Yesica Romero graduated from the University of California Riverside with a B.S. in Anthropology and soon after earned her M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico. Her research, on the effects of standardized education on Native American youth, earned her an invitation to present her work to the Navajo Tribal Government and at the 2017 Global Education Conference. In addition, Yesica was selected to be New Mexico’s Education Representative in Washington D.C., where she advocated for educational equity for Native American students. Currently, Yesica is the Student Services Representative at Irvine University College of Law, where she provides students with guidance and resources to succeed in their Law studies.