John G. Veres III graduated from Montgomery Catholic High School in 1972 and became a freshman at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in September 1972. He received bachelor’s and master's degrees in psychology from AUM in 1976 and 1978, respectively, and a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Auburn University in 1983. First hired by AUM in 1976 as a Research and Training Assistant, he was promoted over the next 30 years to several positions on campus including Director of the AUM Center for Business and Economic Development (October 1982-March 2000) and Executive Director of the Division of Outreach (March 2000-June 2006) until the Auburn Board of Trustees named him Chancellor of the university in 2006.
Veres has more than 30 years of experience in human resources management and has served as a consultant on more than 80 employment discrimination lawsuits. With Ronald Sims, Veres is the author of a number of publications on management and the influence of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and edited (also with Sims) Keys to Employee Success in Coming Decades (1999),  reviewed in HR Magazine. He also co-authored the book The Challenge of Front Line Management: Flattened Organizations in the New Economy.
In 2011, Veres became the first university leader in the U.S. awarded the H. Roe Bartle Presidential Leadership Award from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education Council of Presidents. He announced his retirement from AUM in August 2015, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year.
- Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Auburn University, 1983
- M.S. in Psychology, Auburn Montgomery, 1978
- B.S. in Psychology, Auburn Montgomery, 1976
- Montgomery Catholic High School, 1972
- Veres, John. "Vita" (PDF). Auburn University Montgomery. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Executive Board of Directors". Alabama - Korea Education and Economic Partnership. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
- Human Resource Management and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1999–2010. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
- Sims, Ronald; John G. Veres III (1999). Keys to employee success in coming decades. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-56720-194-9.
- Brannon, Jeanine (1999). "The worker of the future: Rev. of Sims and Veres, "Keys to Employee Success in the Coming Decades"". HR Magazine. 44 (11): 111–12. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- Montgomery Business Journal. "AUM Chancellor Recognized for Support of Nonprofits". Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- Holley, Layne (28 August 2015). "AUM Chancellor Veres announces retirement". Auburn University at Montgomery. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.