During the 2018 legislative session, the legislature approved ACT 236 to establish an advisory council to focus on Louisiana’s six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), both public and private.

In partnership with the Board Regents, the Council will focus on ways to strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest quality education, increase opportunities for HBCUs to participate in and benefit from state programs, and ensure that Louisiana has the highest proportion of college graduates from HBCUs in the country. The council shall:

  • Advise the commissioner of higher education regarding methods to enhance the capabilities of HBCUs,
  • Strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to participate in federal and state programs,
  • Strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to fully participate in Louisiana’s workforce and economic development activities.

 

HBCU ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS        2021 HBCU ADVISORY COUNCIL REPORT

 

Louisiana’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

 

Grambling State University

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Xavier University

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Southern University

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Southern University of New Orleans

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Southern University Shreveport

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Southern University Law Center

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Southern University Ag Center

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HBCU Advisory Council Meetings

2022

2021

2020

2019

  • October 1, 2019 — Southern University at Shreveport — Agenda | Minutes
  • April 24, 2019 — Louisiana State Capitol (Governor’s Press Room) — Agenda | Minutes
  • February 12, 2019  — Grambling State University — Agenda Minutes

2018

  • November 14, 2018 — Southern University & Agricultural and Mechanical College — Agenda | Minutes
  • August 30, 2018 — Southern University at New Orleans — Agenda | Minutes

 

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