During the 2018 legislative session, the legislature approved ACT 236 to establish an advisory council to focus on Louisiana’s eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), both public and private.
In partnership with the Board of Regents, the Council will focus on ways to strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest quality education, increase opportunities for HBCUs to participate in and benefit from state programs, and ensure that Louisiana has the highest proportion of college graduates from HBCUs in the country. The council shall:
- Advise the commissioner of higher education regarding methods to enhance the capabilities of HBCUs,
- Strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to participate in federal and state programs,
- Strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to fully participate in Louisiana’s workforce and economic development activities.
Louisiana’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HBCU Advisory Council Meetings
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.