Dr. Laguerre holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership for college and university administration, a master’s degree in Education in School Administration, a masters degree in French Literature from the University of Kansas, a bachelors in Mathematics and Physics Education from La Universite d’Etat d’Haiti: Ecole Normale Superieure, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dr. Laguerre was a language instructor at the US Embassy in Haiti. Being born in the countryside and raised in Port-au-Prince, Dr. Laguerre has a keen sense of the people of Haiti. His ongoing research and publication in Haitian-Creole have kept him grounded on the reality of the country. Some of his publications include a Haitian-English dictionary and a Haitian Phrasebook. He is currently working on a Haitian-Creole textbook for those who want to learn Haitian-Creole. Since 2010, Dr. Laguerre has been leading a group of US volunteers to introduce the community college concept in Haiti.
Dr. Laguerre has held many prominent positions in higher education including Vice President for Academic Affairs at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno Nevada and Superintendent/President of Solano Community College District, in Fairfield, California. He held academic and student services positions at Lake Superior College (Minnesota): Vice President of Student Services and Learning Support, as well as Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Since 1978, Dr. Laguerre has taught English as a second language, French, Haitian-Creole, physics, and mathematics.