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.

Communications Staff

Dr. Chris Yandle

Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs

Melissa Maranto

Communications Director

Latest News

LOUIS, Regents Awarded Over $2M to Address Textbook Affordability for Career and Technical Education Courses

BATON ROUGE, La. – LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network and the Louisiana Board of Regents are pleased to receive a…

Regents Adopt Higher Education FY 2024-2025 Budget Request

LAFAYETTE, La. – The Board of Regents approved the FY 2024-2025 budget request for postsecondary education, prioritizing investments that support…

Gaining Meauxmentum: Regents Announces 49.5% Educational Attainment Rate, Releases Master Plan Year Four Update

BATON ROUGE, La. – Four years after adopting an educational attainment goal of 60% of Louisiana’s working adults holding a…

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