What Does the Board of Regents Do?
The Board of Regents believes that a robust public postsecondary education system is critical in order to enhance Louisiana’s social and economic environment. Through statewide academic planning and review, budgeting and performance funding, research, and accountability, Regents coordinates the efforts of the state’s 32 degree granting public institutions in addition to Louisiana State University & Southern University Agricultural Centers and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Regents also serves as the state liaison to Louisiana’s accredited, independent institutions of higher learning. While not involved in overseeing the day-to-day operations of college campuses, Regents is responsible for setting important statewide standards including minimum admissions requirements. The Board of Regents represents the public higher education community before all branches of government and the public and maintains close contact with student interests through the Council of Student Body Presidents.