The Public Affairs Research Council is opposing a recent recommendation by the Post-Secondary Education Review Commission that the Board of Regents be merged with three of the four higher-education boards. According to PAR, PERC’s rationale that the merger would simplify the governance structure of Louisiana’s universities and colleges is short-sighted.

PAR lists four major concerns with the commission’s reasoning for eliminating the Board of Regents:

* The move would concentrate power over higher ed in the office of the governor.
* The remaining two higher-ed management board would be pitted against each other.
* Strategy coordination among two- and four-year colleges would be diluted.
* Attention to Louisiana higher education’s most pressing problems would be diminished.

To read a copy of PAR’s report, click here.

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