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Guillermin, A. Pierre '55

Guillermin, A. Pierre OR'55
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.
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.