Governor introduces new higher education commissioner

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards introduced Kim Reed on Wednesday as Louisiana's new higher education commissioner.

She will head up policy decisions governing public universities and more than 200,000 students all across the state.

She was chosen over three other finalists for the job.

"I think that as we think about talent development in our state," said Reed. "It's critical that we talk about the importance of making sure more people have access to great education and training, that our funding is stable, that our vision is big and bright."

In the past, Reed worked as chief of staff at the Board of Regents, the group that oversees our universities.

Commissioner Joseph Rallo, the current head of higher ed, plans to retire in June.

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