Public Affairs

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

Dr. Chris Yandle

Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs

Melissa Maranto

Communications Director

Latest News

Funding Announced for Postsecondary Inclusive Education Programs

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Postsecondary Inclusive Education Advisory Council has approved applications for funding to create new inclusive education…

Statement from Board of Regents Chair Collis Temple III

“Improved outcomes in postsecondary education are fundamental to the economic prosperity of our state as well as the economic and…

Regents Support Fund Provides Critical Funding for Higher Education Institutions

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today the Board of Regents approved more than $14 million in competitive grants and endowment matching…

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