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CIO
Richard "Dickie" Howze
Tel: (225) 342-7105
Fax: (225) 219-9465
Email: CIO@la.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095

Physical Address:
Claiborne Building
1201 N. Third St., Suite 2-130
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Louisiana Postsecondary Education Information Technology Council (PSEC)

As defined in R.S. 39:15.6, the roles, duties, and activities of the Technology Council are to:

  • Advise and assist the CIO specifically with respect to issues, policies, strategic planning, management, and operations relative to information technology for postsecondary education.
  • Review, evaluate, and assess the impact of proposed policies, standards, and guidelines on deployment, strategic planning, acquisition, management, and operations of information technology systems of the postsecondary education system and institutions.
  • Study and examine the issue of standardization of information systems and operations within the postsecondary education system.
  • Make recommendations to the CIO as to implementation of the provisions of this Part with respect to postsecondary education.
  • Adopt policies and procedures for its operation.

PSEC Members:

The Postsecondary Education IT Council will be comprised of the following members, or their designees:

  • The commissioner of higher education who shall serve as chairman.
  • The president of the Louisiana State University System.
  • The president of the Southern University System.
  • The president of the University of Louisiana System.
  • The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
  • The chancellors of the institutions of the Louisiana State University System.
  • The chancellors of the institutions of the Southern University System.
  • The presidents of the institutions of the University of Louisiana System.
  • The chancellors of the institutions of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

The Postsecondary Education IT Council is authorized to establish an executive committee, which will consist of the commissioner of higher education or his designee, the president of the Louisiana State University System or his designee, the president of the Southern University System or his designee, the president of the University of Louisiana System or his designee, and the president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System or his designee.  The Postsecondary Education IT Council may provide for additional membership and institutional representation on the executive committee and may authorize the executive committee to act on its behalf on any matters specified by the council.

The PSEC membership is currently under consideration, and names will be posted when available.