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 Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs serves as the lead media contact for Regents.

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



Meg Casper Sunstrom

Deputy Commissioner for

Strategic Communication


Phone: 225-342-4253

Dr. Chris Yandle

Assistant Commissioner for

Public Affairs


Erin Cowser

Assistant Commissioner for

Legislative and External Affairs


Melissa Cloutet




Latest News

Regents Adopts 2022-2023 Budget Priorities

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Progress towards meeting the state’s attainment goal of sixty percent of working-age adults holding a postsecondary…

Regents Hosts Budget Hearings for College & University System

BATON ROUGE, La – Significant state investments in higher education coupled with federal recovery dollars have enabled Louisiana’s colleges and…

Regents on Twitter

. @SHEEOed President Rob Anderson joins Commissioner @KimHunterReed for an in-depth discussion with @lsu students during their Policy & Politics of Higher Education class.

Wednesday’s discussion included policy issues facing higher education in the coming years.

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Commissioner @KimHunterReed joined @La_Believes Superintendent @cadebrumley for a tour of Chalmette High to 👀 the state’s Fast Forward program in action!

FF blurs the lines between HS and college, bringing dual enrollment opportunities to Louisiana HS students.

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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