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 the compilation of the Regents’ higher education budget recommendations. The Board also recommends priorities for capital construction and improvements.


Finance Committee Reports

Finance and Administration Staff

Matthew LaBruyereDeputy Commissioner for Finance and
Elizabeth A. Bentley-SmithAssociate Commissioner for Finance and
Chris HerringAssociate Commissioner for Facilities Planning & Emergency
Karlita AndersonAssistant Commissioner for Human Capital
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
Kelly CormierHR Business
Bethany ElamEmployee Relations Specialist (LOSFA)
Eddie FilceEmployee Relations Specialist (LUMCON)
Aisha GriffinHigher Education
Sherese Harrell Programmer/
John HudnallJunior Infrastructure Specialist
Denise KirklandFiscal
Veda KommalapatiProgrammer
James KuhnsSenior Infrastructure
Dwayne LacombeInformation Services Support
Zachary MadewellJunior System
Angela MastainichProgram and Contract
Dawn MelanconSenior Budget and Data
Anna RobertsGrants and Contracts
Kim SmallEmployee Relations Specialist (BOR)
John TooraenSenior Programmer/
Nicholas WilliamsHR Business
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