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

Finance and Administration Staff

Name Title Email
Matthew LaBruyere Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration
Elizabeth Bentley-Smith Associate Commissioner for Finance and Administration
Chris Herring Associate Commissioner for Facilities Planning & Emergency Management
Karlita Anderson Assistant Commissioner for Human Capital Management
Harold Boutte Assistant Commissioner for Administrative Services
Karthik Poobalasubramanian Assistant Commissioner for Information and Data Services
Rhonda Webber Assistant Commissioner for Fiscal Affairs
Michelle Brandon Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator
Kelly Cormier HR Business Partner
Bethany Elam Employee Relations Specialist (LOSFA)
Eddie Filce Employee Relations Specialist (LUMCON)
Aisha Griffin Higher Education Auditor
Sherese Harrell Programmer Analyst
John Hudnall Junior Infrastructure Specialist
Denise Kirkland Fiscal Administrator
Veda Kommalapati Programmer Analyst
James Kuhns Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Dwayne Lacombe Information Services Support Technician
Zachary Madewell Junior System Administrator
Angela Mastainich Program and Contract Manager
Dawn Melancon Senior Budget and Data Analyst
Anna Roberts Grants and Contracts Manager
Kim Small Employee Relations Specialist (BOR)
John Tooraen Senior Programmer Analyst
Nicholas Williams HR Business Partner
Tony Wilson Senior Systems Administrator

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