John Pierre has devoted his career to molding lawyer leaders and being a champion of innovation. Since 1990, Pierre has served as a faculty member at the Southern University Law Center, where he has taught tax law, security devices, and local government law. In 2006, he became the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Accountability and the Evening Division. Currently, he has been serving as the Law Center’s Chancellor since 2016. He received his bachelor’s in accounting from Southern University, a master’s degree in tax accounting from Texas Tech University, and a juris doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.