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Policies & Procedures

Policy 1104 - Higher Education Governing Boards - Board of Regents

Revision Date: 1/5/2017

Responsible Office: Office of the President

Reference: Board of Regents; Office of the Governor, State of Louisiana; Louisiana Constitution



The Board of Regents, a state agency created by the 1974 Louisiana Constitution, coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana. The 1974 Louisiana Constitution authorizes the Board of Regents to plan, coordinate, and have budgetary responsibility for Louisiana's public higher education community, including twenty public Colleges, Universities, and/or professional schools. The agency also serves as the state liaison to Louisiana's eight accredited, independent institutions of higher learning. The Board of Regents is responsible for a wide range of planning, policy-making, and coordinating activities. The Board is not, however, directly involved in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the various College campuses.

The 1974 Constitution gives the Board of Regents the following authority:

For a current list of the members on the Board of Regents, click here.