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 bor.publicaffairs@laregents.edu, 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
Email: meg.sunstrom@laregents.edu
Phone: 225-342-4253

Dr. Chris Yandle

Assistant Commissioner
for
Public Affairs
Email: chris.yandle@laregents.edu

Melissa Cloutet

Communications Director
Email: melissa.cloutet@laregents.edu

Latest News

Louisiana’s Colleges & Universities Seek to Address Significant Nursing Shortages Through Talent Development

Contact Meg Casper Sunstrom, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communication meg.sunstrom@laregents.edu • 225-978-6686   BATON ROUGE, La. – Efforts to address Louisiana’s nursing…

Remedial Courses in Louisiana Colleges to be Eliminated

Contact Meg Casper Sunstrom, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communication meg.sunstrom@laregents.edu • 225-978-6686   BATON ROUGE, La. – A new college mathematics and…

Regents Express Concern about Enrollment Declines

Contact Meg Casper Sunstrom, Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communication meg.sunstrom@laregents.edu • 225-978-6686   BATON ROUGE, La. – Board of Regents members want…

Regents on Twitter

It rained, but then it shined.

THANK YOU to everyone who braved the weather for an awesome #LaHBCUDay and supporting our outstanding HBCUs!

The energy was amazing! https://t.co/gEjqLyLYrO
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“This has been a phenomenal #LaHBCUDay and we will continue to showcase how phenomenal our HBCUs are!” - Commissioner ⁦ @KimHunterReedhttps://t.co/qJX7JesESC LA_Regents photo
Outgoing @SouthernU_BR President Dr. Ray Belton ( @SUSprez) and @Grambling1901 President @RickGallot share news and updates from their campuses during #LaHBCUDay. https://t.co/MPOb1Xw9aI LA_Regents photo

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