Finance and Administration


The Board of Regents Division of Finance and Administration oversees financial and budget matters, administrative policies and procedures, and facilities. The division helps fulfill a primary Constitutional mandate of the Board of Regents. It reviews annual budget proposals for the operating and capital needs of each public institution prior to compilation of the Regents’ higher education budget recommendations. The Board also recommends priorities for capital construction and improvements.


Finance Committee Reports


Matthew LaBruyereDeputy Commissioner for Finance and
Elizabeth A. Bentley-SmithAssociate Commissioner for Finance and
Chris HerringAssociate Commissioner for Facilities Planning & Emergency
Elizabeth Bourgeois Assistant Commissioner for Audit and
Harold BoutteAssistant Commissioner for Administrative
Karthik Poobalasubramanian Assistant Commissioner for Information and Data
Rhonda Webber Assistant Commissioner for Fiscal
Michelle BrandonExecutive Assistant/Program
Aisha GriffinHigher Education
Sherese Harrell Programmer/
Denise KirklandFiscal
James KuhnsSenior Infrastructure
Dwayne LacombeInformation Services Support
Zachary MadewellJunior System
Angela MastainichProgram and Contract
Dawn MelanconSenior Budget and Data
Jacob PentonSenior Higher Education
Kim SmallPersonnel
John TooraenSenior Programmer/
Tony WilsonSystems
Vikas YadavProgrammer/

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