Vice President for Human Resources

Pierre Joanis5 Cooley Hall

Pierre Joanis joined Bucknell in Feb. 2014 as the University's associate vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer. He leads a team charged with planning, managing and supporting the recruitment, retention, development, benefits and rewards for our faculty, staff, retirees and their dependents.

Pierre is responsible for developing, planning and implementing strategic initiatives that will position Bucknell as an employer of choice within higher education. He serves the Bucknell community by promoting a diverse, inclusive and rewarding environment for the recruitment and retention of a highly skilled, productive and thriving workforce.

Prior to joining Bucknell, Pierre served as the executive director for human resources at Princeton University. He led Princeton's efforts in employee relations, training, organizational development and labor relations. Pierre served on various staff, faculty and trustee committees to address a diverse set of issues facing many academic institutions, including sexual misconduct, diversity & inclusion, management development & engagement, dual career recruiting and retention, and strategic management of health benefits. As part of his commitment to public service, Pierre accepted the nomination of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine to serve the State of New Jersey as a Commissioner of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, where he heard cases and issued decisions on issues affecting more than 450,000 government employees.

Pierre holds an MBA from Arcadia University. He also has a bachelor's in Labor Relations from the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Md.