Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs,
Innovation, and Student Success
for the Board of Regents for the State of Louisiana

The Louisiana Board of Regents, the state agency for coordination of all public higher education in Louisiana, seeks a dynamic transformational leader to serve as Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs, Innovation, and Student Success. Reporting directly to the Commissioner of Higher Education, the Deputy Commissioner will have a key role in advancing the state’s educational commitment through innovation, inclusion, and evidence-based success.

Applications and nominations are now being accepted. The preferred start date is Fall 2019.

For complete information on this opportunity, review the Search Profile at

Working with the state’s educational institutions and social and service agencies, the Deputy Commissioner will create synergy for lasting transformational change that increases inclusiveness and access to education. A leader of higher education transformation and innovation, the Deputy Commissioner will build the Academic Affairs, Innovation, and Student Success division through a strong partnership with the state’s higher education systems. This role will involve both modernizing the approach to policy and regulative operations as well as focusing the state’s universities and colleges on evidence-based student success, and completion strategies to increase students graduating with credentials of value. This senior administrator also will work to close historic equity gaps through education and improve the alignment between Louisiana higher education, PK-12, and industry.

Candidate must have a graduate degree, with a doctorate preferred. A minimum of 10 years of successful experience in higher education, with emphasis in planning, academic affairs, and research, is required along with a demonstrated history of leadership and coordination skills in complex organizations.

Candidate must have the ability not only to develop programs and initiatives through policies that address the Board’s commitment to broader access and higher student success, but also to motivate agencies and institutions to implement the components that provide inclusiveness and accessibility to education.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed; nominations are invited.

Application packet must include: a) Letter of interest, b) Current resume/curriculum vitae, c) One-page description of experience working with and developing educational opportunities for disenfranchised populations, and d) At least five references with full contact and e-mail information (References will not be contacted without applicant’s consent.)

Submit application packet (preferably as a PDF) to [email protected] by September 2, 2019, for best consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submit nominations to [email protected] with complete contact and e-mail information on the individual being nominated.

For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, contact Kenny Daugherty, President of Myers McRae Executive Search at 478-747-0528 or [email protected].

The Louisiana Board of Regents is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal or state law.

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