The Louisiana Board of Regents’ Public Affairs Division supports the mission of the Board of Regents by serving as the agency-wide hub for the dissemination of information.  The Public Affairs Division’s mission is to communicate timely and accurate information to all stakeholders.  Public Affairs cultivates a working relationship with reporters and media representatives to increase community relations, maintain contact with other governmental agencies and keep the public informed.  Public Affairs manages a range of platforms including the Board of Regents website, social media accounts, newsletters, media advisories, and press releases.

The Louisiana Board of Regents welcomes all media opportunities and requests.  Requests for permission to conduct an interview, film, video, or photograph must be made through Public Affairs Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.  Requests can be made by calling 225-342-4253, emailing, or directly with a Public Affairs staff member.

The Commissioner of Higher Education serves as the primary spokesperson for the Louisiana Board of Regents.  The Commissioner may delegate a spokesperson to serve as a resource for their area(s) of responsibility.

Our Staff

Meg Casper Sunstrom

Deputy Commissioner
Strategic Communication
Phone: 225-342-4253

Dr. Chris Yandle

Assistant Commissioner
Public Affairs

Melissa Maranto

Communications Director

Latest News

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Regents Outlines Pathway to 2030 Attainment Goal

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👏🏻 Kudos to Commissioner @KimHunterReed and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Tristan Denley on phenomenal presentations Wednesday afternoon at @NASH_EDU #superconvening2022 👏🏻

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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