During the 2022 legislative session, the legislature approved ACT 682 to establish an advisory council to advise the board regarding inclusive programs and methods to fund and expand inclusive programs in the state. The council shall oversee:
- The creation, operation, and expansion of inclusive programs.
- Technical assistance in creating or expanding inclusive programs.
- Dissemination of information on inclusive programs in Louisiana to students with intellectual or developmental disabilities and the parent or guardian of the students.
Advisory Council Meetings
Postsecondary Inclusive Education Fund Applications
Advisory Council Members
|Dr. Gerlinde Beckers||Director, Lions Connected, Southeastern|
|Dr. Mary Breaud||Associate Professor of Education, Nicholls|
|Dr. Kim Hunter Reed||Commissioner of Higher Education|
|Brittany Soden||Director, LSU Alexandria SPERO|
|Dr. Dan Bureau||Assistant Vice President for Student Health & Wellbeing, LSU A&M|
|President Dennis J. Shields||President-Chancellor, Southern University System|
|Dr. Jeannine Kahn||Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UL System|
|Dr. Willie Smith||Chancellor, Baton Rouge Community College|
|Amy Deaville||Executive Director, Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council|
|Melisa Bayham||Director, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services|
|Gerald “Mitch” Dillon||Alumnus of an Inclusive Program|
|Johnny Manela||Parent of a Student who graduated from an Inclusive Program|
|Katherine Granier||Acting Superintendent, Louisiana Special School District|
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.