Ronald T. Vera
Ronald Vera is a partner with the Law Firm of Vera & Barbosa. He has been in private practice since 1987, with offices in Claremont, California. Prior to starting his private practice, he was with two nationally recognized public interest law firms where, for 14 years, he litigated seminal cases in the field of civil rights and education. He now advises a number of education foundations and major non-profit corporations, including serving as chief Legal Counsel to the University of La Verne, the San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance, Orange County Conservation Corps, and the Los Angeles County On Line High School. He has also served as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the College Board and the American Council on Education.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Community Foundation and the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, and on the Advisory Committee to the California Consortium of Education Foundations.
Mr. Vera earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor from UCLA. Over his thirty-nine year practice, he has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, served as a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and the Claremont Graduate University, and was a Visiting and Adjunct Professor for seven years at Loyola Law School, teaching, among other courses, the Education and Law seminar each year.