Pierre Guillermin was the co-founder of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He served as president of the university for 26 years. Established in 1971 with 154 students, today, Liberty University enrols over 15,000 resident students and 100,000 online students. Dr. Guillermin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Arts in Religion from Bob Jones University and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University, with additional postgraduate studies at the University of Virginia and Harvard University. He was appointed by former President George H.W. Bush as a Presidential Advisor on Education and was appointed by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy to serve on the Board of Visitors of the Marine Corps University and Marine Corps War College. He lectured at Oxford University; was an advisor with the Shiloah Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University and spoke internationally on education around the world. He retired from Liberty University in 1996 and was named President Emeritus in 1997. Pierre died, at age 82, on July 16, 2019 in Lynchburg, Virginia.