Academic Affairs and Innovation

Students walking to class on LSU campus

The Louisiana Constitution of 1974 gave the Board of Regents the responsibility to approve, disapprove, or modify all existing and proposed degree programs and administrative units of Louisiana’s public colleges and universities. These responsibilities have been delegated to the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, which is advised by its staff.

Academic Affairs and Innovation Division

Academic Affairs and Innovation Staff

Name Title Email
Dr. Tristan Denley Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs and Innovation
Allison Vicknair Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs and Innovation
Kim Kirkpatrick Associate Commissioner for Institutional Research
and Performance Assessment Services
LeAnn Detillier Assistant Commissioner for Academic Program Administration
Janet Newhall Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
Kareem Awad Data and Research Analyst
Dr. Lupe Lamadrid Senior Policy Analyst
Kimberly Langlois Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator

The Master Plan

To move Louisiana aggressively forward, the Board of Regents has embraced a robust new attainment goal that calls for 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-64) in Louisiana to hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030. As we stand on the brink of a new decade, this Master Plan, born of the Board of Regents’ unique charge to guide postsecondary education across the state, will set the foundation to increase opportunity.  Our Talent Imperative is to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate.

Master Plan for Higher Education