Why choose Louisiana
for Higher Education?

The benefits of a Louisiana higher education degree are endless! Whether choosing an Associate’s degree at one of our Community and Technical Colleges, a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. at one of our four-year institutions, or even a professional degree at one of our medical or law schools your educational experience at any Louisiana public institution is guaranteed to positively impact your future. Read More >>

The Louisiana Board of Regents fulfills its Constitutional mandate by dedicating staff and efforts to five main areas: Academic and Student Affairs; Facilities/Finance; Planning, Research and Performance; and Public Affairs.

Commissioner's Office

Dr. Joseph C. Rallo
Commissioner of Higher Education

Carolyn Blanchard
Executive Assistant to the Board

Dr. Katara A. Williams
Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs  


Planning, Research and Academic Affairs

Nancy Beall
Assistant Program Manager

Donald Boeckman
Senior Institutional Research Associate

Dr. Jeanne Burns
Associate Commissioner for Teacher and Leadership Initiatives

Chandra Cheatham
Director of Procurement Services & Proprietary School Program Specialist

Dr. Karen Denby
Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs

LeAnn Detillier
Assistant Commissioner for Program Administration

Kimberly Harvey
Associate Commissioner for Institutional Research and Performance Assessment Services

Kathy Hoyt
Executive Assistant

Dr. Jeannine Kahn
Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs

Kristi Kron
Assistant Program Manager

Carol Marabella
Proprietary School Program Administrator

Linda Marino
Program Specialist

Dr. Claire Norris
Senior Policy Analyst

Emily Saleh
Senior Policy Analyst

Dr. Lisa Smith-Vosper
Associate Commissioner for Workforce Education & Training

Dr. Larry Tremblay
Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research & Academic Affairs  


Finance and Administration

Matthew Adams
Policy Analyst

Harold Boutte
Assistant Commissioner for Administrative Services

Michelle Brandon
Administrative Assistant

Marlene Freeman
Assistant Commissioner for Fiscal Affairs

Barbara Goodson
Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration

Terrence Ginn
Associate Commissioner for Finance and Administration

Aisha Griffin
Higher Education Auditor

Christopher Herring
Budget Analyst for Facilities and Planning

Denise Kirkland
Fiscal Administrator

James Kuhns
Network Specialist

Dwayne Lacombe
Information Services Support Technician

Angela Mastainich
Program and Contract Manager

Christopher Mestayer
Higher Education Auditor

Lance Neal
Assistant Commissioner for Information Services & Data Management

Lori Parker
Assistant Commissioner for Budget Analysis

Mary Angela Schauf
Programmer Analyst

Kim Small
Personnel Officer

Carla Smith
Administrative Assistant

Tony Wilson
Network Operations Manager

Vikas Yadav


Legal and External Affairs

Gayla Sanchez
Administrative Assistant

Uma Subramanian
Deputy Commissioner for Legal and External Affairs  


Sponsored Programs

Christine Coulon
Manager of Grants & Contracts

Dr. Kerry Davidson
Deputy Commissioner - Sponsored Programs

Vera Dear
Administrative Assistant

Jessica Patton
Federal Programs Manager

Alysia Delone
Grants and Contract Coordinator

Jill Holton
Administrative Assistant

Susan Jernigan
EPSCoR Program Associate

Bryan Jones
Enhancement Program Manager

Dr. Michael Khonsari
Associate Commissioner for Sponsored Programs Research and Development

Karthik Poobalasubramanian
Programmer Analyst

Carrie Robison
Associate Commissioner for Sponsored Programs

Zenovia Simmons
Research & Development Program Manager