Board of Regents

Higher Education Budget Continues Being Trimmed

Aug 27, 2015

The Louisiana Board of Regents has learned that they’re owed a decent chunk of money. 

Opposing opinions surfaced from state education leaders this week on whether the state should move forward on implementing national education standards called Common Core.  The ongoing struggle to fund higher education continued at a meeting of higher education officials Wednesday.

The Board of Regents, the state's top higher education panel, is hoping to entice thousands of Louisiana college graduates who left the state to return home and fill what is expected to be a wave of new high-technology jobs.

The initiative, called Operation Recall, will target more than 40,000 people, many of whom have degrees in computer science and engineering.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has made appointments to two of the state's higher education boards; the Board of Regents and the Southern University Board of Supervisors.

Among those appointed Friday to the Southern board is Leon Tarver, a former president of Southern.

New members named to the Southern board were Michael Small, of Slidell, a senior network engineer at Computech Solutions Inc.; and Raymond Fondel Jr., of Lake Charles, who owns an insurance agency.