On Friday, July 22nd Royl L. Roberts was sworn into the California Bar and is now licensed to practice law in the State of California. After a successful career in finance and insurance, Mr. Roberts worked as an intern for Peralta Community College District in 2010. He returned to the District in 2013 as a Classified Professional in the Office of the General Counsel. After serving as the Director of Operations for a local non-profit, Mr. Roberts returned to Peralta as the Risk and Safety Programs Manager. He later served as the Director of Employee Relations and Diversity Programs prior to becoming the Chief of Staff to the Chancellor.
Mr. Roberts graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University with a Master’s in Business Administration, and Golden Gate University School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence and Specialization Certificate in Business Law (with distinction). At graduation Mr. Roberts received both the Rose Elizabeth Bird Award- Professionalism and Integrity and the Paul S. Jordan Achievement Award- Service and Contribution. Mr. Roberts has also completed Doctoral work at Saint Mary’s College of California.
As previously announced by Dr. Jannett N. Jackson, Interim Chancellor, during the Board of Trustees Retreat on June 27, 2022, Mr. Roberts will be transitioning into the role of General Counsel, effective on September 1, 2022. We wish him continued success.