The Planning, Research, Performance and Academic Affairs Division is responsible for coordinating and updating the Board’s Master Plan, including the development of policy, resources, and initiatives to support Master Plan goals. The division also shares responsibility for many statewide and federal reporting requirements, responding to legislative requests and resolutions, and fulfilling data requests from a wide range of stakeholders. The section oversees the registration and licensure of non-academic proprietary schools in Louisiana, as well as statewide workforce and education planning coordinated through the LaSTEM Advisory Council and Cybersecurity Education Management Council.
ContactsDr. Randall Brumfield
Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Student Success Jennifer Stevens
Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator Kimberly Kirkpatrick
Associate Commissioner for Institutional Research and Performance Assessment Services Donald Boeckman Senior Institutional Research Associate Dr. David Lafargue LaSTEM Program Manager Courtney Britton Proprietary Schools Program Administrator Nancy Beall Proprietary Schools Assistant Program Manager Mighan Johnson Proprietary Schools Assistant Program Manager Chandra Cheatham
Director of Procurement Services / Proprietary Schools Program Specialist Response to Act 619 Act 619 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature requested a comprehensive analysis of the postsecondary system allowing the Board of Regents and postsecondary education leaders to evaluate and streamline academic offerings, stimulate innovative research and respond to local/regional workforce needs and, in turn, better prioritize resources. The Planning, Research and Performance Division was a major contributor to this effort. Click here for the response to Act 619.
Act 172 of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature sought to improve safety at Louisiana’s public post-secondary institutions and to provide specific protections against and penalties for sexual assaults and other acts of sexual violence. A key provision of this act, was the development, in consultation with the four management boards, and yearly administration of a Campus Climate Survey at each campus. The Board of Regents is required to submit, by September 1, the survey results for the previous academic year from each institution to the Governor, and the Senate and House Committees.
House Resolution 52
During the 2020 Regular Session the House of Representatives of the Louisiana Legislature passed House Resolution 52 which urged and requested “the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors and the Board of Regents, to study and make recommendations relative to any academic, operational, structural, or technological changes that should be considered for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System in response to COVID-19.” This report will be considered by the Board of Regents June 17, 2020.
Click HERE for more information on Proprietary Schools.
- Article VIII of Louisiana’s Constitution authorizes the Board of Regents (BoR) to develop a master plan for higher education in Louisiana. The Master Plan is available under the Data and Publications page.
- Strategic Plan
TOPS reports are available under the Data and Publications page, click HERE.