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 >>


About Our Board 

The Louisiana Board of Regents is a 15-member volunteer board appointed by the Governor. The Board is responsible for planning, coordinating, and budgeting for all public higher education in the state of Louisiana. Each term is six-years with at least one (but not more than two) Regents drawn from each of Louisiana’s seven Congressional districts.


 Below is a list of Louisiana Board of Regents' 2017 board members:   

Richard A. Lipsey (Chair) | P.O. Box 83280, Baton Rouge, LA 70884

Richard A. Lipsey is the owner of Lipsey's, one of the nation's largest sporting goods distributors; HASPEL, a major line of men's tailored clothing; and the founder and partner in Lipsey Communications, LLC, a chain of Sprint wireless phone stores in Louisiana and Texas. To continue reading Richard A. Lipsey's biography, click here



Edward D. Markle (Vice Chair) | 1100 Poydras St, #1160, New Orleans, LA 70163

Since graduating from law school, his law practice has consisted of commercial litigation, insurance defense, aviation, governmental relations, insurance coverage, errors and omission, director's and officer's liability, products liability, aviation litigation, environmental and toxic tort litigation and professional liability litigation.  To continue reading Edward D. Markle's biography, click here.



Marty J. Chabert (Secretary) | P.O. Box 518, Chauvin, LA 70344

Marty J. Chabert served as a state Senator from1992 to 1996 and owns several businesses across the state. To continue reading Marty J. Chabert's biography, click here.



Claudia H. Adley | 113 Carondelet Court, Bossier City, LA 71111

Mrs. Adley is a partner in the firms of Adley Consultants and RACA Properties. Adley Consultants provides expertise in the field of natural gas transportation, storage, purchasing, balancing and trading to private and public consumers of natural gas. To continue reading Claudia H. Adley's biography, click here


Blake R. David | P.O. Box 3524, Lafayette, LA 70502

Blake R. David, of Lafayette, is an attorney and founding partner of the Lafayette firm of Broussard & David, L.L.C. To continue reading Blake R. David's biography, click here.


Thomas G. Henning | P.O. Box 424, Lake Charles, LA 70602

Thomas G. Henning is an attorney serving as Of Counsel with the Stockwell Sievert law firm in Lake Charles, La.  To continue reading Thomas G. Henning's biography, click here


Robert W. Levy | One Ridgecrest Drive, Dubach, LA  71235

Robert W. Levy is a graduate of Nicholls State University and the Louisiana State University School of Law. To continue reading Robert W. Levy's biography, click here

Roy O. Martin, III | P.O. Box 1110, Alexandria, LA 71309

Roy O. Martin III is president and CFO of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company, L.L.C., Martin Timber Company, L.L.C., and Martin Companies, L.L.C.  To continue reading Roy O. Martin's biography, click here.  



Charles R. McDonald | P.O. Box 1495, Bastrop, LA   71221

Charles R. McDonald of Bastrop is the president and owner of CMAC & Associates and the co-owner of Freedom Mobility, LLC, and a former member of the Louisiana State House of Representatives.  To continue reading Charles R. McDonald's biography, click here.


Darren G. Mire | P.O. Box 57373, New Orleans, LA, 70157-7373

Darren G. Mire, of New Orleans, is the director of valuation for the Orleans Parish Assessor's Office.  To continue reading Darren G. Mire's biography, click here.



Sonia A. Perez |301 Main Street, Suite 1030, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 

As President of AT&T Louisiana, Sonia A. Perez is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction of AT&T's corporate activities in the state. Appointed to her position in 2010, Sonia leads AT&T's state workforce of more than 4,200 employees and 6,300 retirees, oversees AT&T's operations including its technology deployment and infrastructure investment in the state, and directs teams responsible for implementing public policy, legislative, regulatory and philanthropic initiatives. She is the first woman to serve as President - AT&T Louisiana. To continue reading Sonia A. Perez's biography, click here

Wilbert Pryor | P.O. Box 1297, Grambling, LA, 71245

Wilbert Pryor, of Shreveport, is an attorney and serves as the Chief Deputy District Attorney for Caddo Parish for the Honorable James E. Stewart, Sr., Caddo Parish District Attorney.  To continue reading Wilbert Pryor's biography, click here.


T. Jay Seale, III | P.O. Drawer 699, Hammond, LA, 70404

T. Jay Seale, III, of Hammond, is an attorney and founding partner of Seale & Ross, APLC.  To continue reading T. Jay Seale, III's biography, click here.


Collis B. Temple, III | 3636 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard Suite 500, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Collis Temple III of Baton Rouge, is a National Sales Director and agency owner with Primerica, an international financial services marketing organization. To continue reading Collis B. Temple, III's biography, click here


Jacqueline Vines Wyatt 

Jacqueline Vines Wyatt, of Prairieville, is the former senior vice president and regional manager for Cox Communications' Southeast Region. To continue reading Jacqueline Vines Wyatt's biography, click here.


Adarian Williams (Student Member) |  P.O. Box 1297, Grambling, LA  71245

Adarian Williams of Ruston has been selected as the student member of the Board of Regents.  To continue reading Adarian Williams' biography, click here.