Louisiana Board of Regents

Statewide Public Institutions

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Dr. Kim Hunter Reed

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Academic Affairs and Innovation

About Academic Affairs and Innovation
Responsible for master planning, registration, and licensure of proprietary schools and academic degree-granting institutions

Academic Affairs and innovation

Public Affairs

About Public Affairs
Supports the mission of the Board of Regents by serving as the agency-wide hub for the dissemination of information

Public Affairs

Research and Sponsored Initiatives

About Research and Sponsored Initiatives
Administers State and federal programs that provide funds and other resources to Louisiana’s post-secondary education community

Research and Sponsored Initiatives

Finance and Administration

About Finance and Administration
Oversees financial and budget matters, administrative policies and procedures, and facilities


Legal Affairs

About Legal Affairs
Laws & Statutes related to Higher Education

Legal Affairs

Strategic Planning and Student Success

About Strategic Planning and Student Success
Laws & Statutes related to Higher Education

Strategic Planning and Student Success


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HBCU Advisory Council

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Statewide Programs/Initiatives Page

Government Regulations

  • Constitutional Authority

    The responsibilities of the Board of Regents and those of the four management boards are carefully drawn to ensure a balance and distinction between coordinating, planning and policy-making, and management implementation.  The 1974 Louisiana Constitution gives the Board of Regents the following authority:

    • To review or eliminate existing degree programs or departments;
    • To approve, disapprove, or modify proposed academic programs or departments;
    • To study both the need for and feasibility of new post-secondary institutions as well as the conversion of existing schools into campuses offering more advanced courses of study;
    • To formulate and update a master plan for higher education (which must include a higher education funding formula); and
    • To review annual budget proposals for the operating and capital needs of each public institution prior to compilation of the Regents’ higher education   budget recommendations.  The Board also recommends priorities for   capital construction and improvements.

    The Constitution provides that all duties and responsibilities not specifically vested in the Board of Regents be assigned to the respective management boards.  This carefully drawn division of responsibility enables the Board of Regents to chart general academic and fiscal directions for higher education in Louisiana without becoming unnecessarily entangled in the day-to-day mechanics of operating college campuses.

    Thus, in practice, the Board of Regents’ determines what academic programs an institution may offer and assesses the quality and need for those programs, but the management boards oversee instructional operations; the Regents administer the funding formula and set guidelines for preparing campus budgets, but the management boards have the responsibility of preparing and administering those budgets; the Regents set tenure standards that the university systems must meet or exceed, but only the management boards may approve campus personnel actions.

    The Board of Regents is responsible for a wide range of planning, policy-making, and coordinating activities, touching every aspect of higher education operations.  To facilitate the handling of this broad spectrum of activities, the agency is organized into divisions–Planning, Research and Performance; Academic and Student Affairs; Finance and Facilities, Legal & External Affairs, Public Affairs, Administration, and Sponsored Programs.

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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