The Cybersecurity Education Management Council is tasked with promoting degree and certificate programs in cybersecurity fields offered by public postsecondary education institutions in order to meet the state’s workforce needs.
R.S. 17:3138.9 established the Louisiana Cybersecurity Talent Initiative Fund, created within the state treasury as a special fund for the purpose of funding degree and certificate programs in cybersecurity fields. This also created the Cybersecurity Education Management Council, comprising representatives of the Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana higher education institutions, the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Economic Development, and members appointed by the Governor to advise and make recommendations to the Board with respect to distributions of monies for the expansion of cybersecurity programs.
|Daphne Williams, Governor's Appointee||Associate Professor||Grambling State University|
|William Bradley III, Governor's Appointee||Strategic Advisor and Leadership Coach|
|Kim Hunter Reed||Commissioner of Higher Education||Louisiana Board of Regents|
|Bonnie Chelette||Vice President of Political Affairs||Louisiana Department of Education|
|Brian Landry||Vice President of Political Affairs||Louisiana Chemical Association|
|Greg Trahan||Director of Economic Development||LSU and A&M College|
|Les Guice||President||Louisiana Tech University|
|Gabriel Fagbeyiro||Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer||Southern University|
|Rick Bateman||Chancellor||Bossier Parish Community College|
|Tavares Walker||Assistant Secretary||Louisiana Workforce Commission|
|Paul Helton||Executive Director||LED FastStart|