Congratulations to OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, Professor Dr. Vernellia Randall. Dr. Vernellia Randall to be honored for her contribution to the success of the National Black Pre-Law Conference on the celebration of their 10th year of service to our community.
Law professor, Vernellia Ruth Randall was born March 6, 1948 in Gladewater, Texas to Mary Pauline Hall Randall and Ernest Randall. Both parents were associated with Jarvis Christian College. Raised by her father in difficult circumstances in Mule Shoe, Texas, Randall attended the colored school there and graduated from Carver High School in Amarillo in 1966. Receiving an A.A. form Amarillo College, she entered the University of Texas and earned a B.S. from the School of Nursing. Randall obtained an M.S. in nursing from the University of Washington in 1978 and in 1987 her J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Retired now, she has been a professor of nursing and community health at Oregon Health Sciences University and Wright State University as well as a law professor at Northwestern School of Law, Seattle University School of Law and the University of Dayton. She was an associate with the Portland law firm of Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass and Hoffman from 1987 to 1989. In 1994, Randall was an Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Dayton. She also has been director of the Academic Excellence Program for the University of Dayton, where she planned and implemented academic support services for students and trains teaching assistants.
An OUR COMMON GROUND Voice, we extend her our heartiest congratulations for this honor.