A native of Haiti, Dr. Laguerre served as Superintendent-President of the Solano Community College District from 2009 to 2015. There, he was responsible for many accomplishments, including supporting the UMOJA program for African‐American students. He led a bond campaign to raise $348 million for new construction, facilities renovation, technology upgrades and a new Military Veterans Center. Dr. Laguerre is a founder of the Solano County Education Initiative and the Vallejo Education and Business Alliance. He is also an honorary commander at Travis Air Force Base.
Previously, Dr. Laguerre was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, and was Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Services at Montgomery College in Maryland. He has also held academic and student services positions at Lake Superior College in Minnesota.
Since 1978, he has taught English as a Second Language, French, Haitian‐Creole, physics and mathematics. He has published a Haitian‐English dictionary and a McGraw-Hill Haitian phrasebook.
Dr. Laguerre holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership for College and University Administration, a Master’s of Science in Education and School Administration and a Master’s of Arts in French Literature from the University of Kansas. He also earned a certificate in Mathematics and Physics Education from l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Port‐au‐Prince, Haiti.