James Ramos was appointed by the State Board of Education as their representative to the Commission on February 10, 2011 and serves at the pleasure of the State Board of Education.
James Ramos, MBA, has been a member, since 2005, of the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees, and he is the past president and the first Native American to be elected to the board. In 2008, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Ramos to the California State Native American Heritage Commission for which currently serves as chairman. Ramos is a successful entrepreneur, operating several restaurants in the San Bernardino region.
Ramos is a proven civic leader and has served on numerous boards and organizations promoting business, economic and social opportunities in the greater San Bernardino area.
Through his work as a civic leader, Ramos received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Northern Arizona University (2009).