The Louisiana Constitution of 1974 vests in the Louisiana Board of Regents the responsibility to approve, disapprove, or modify all existing and proposed degree programs and administrative units in Louisiana's public college and universities. These responsibilities are also described in the Board of Regents Policies and Procedures Manual, Academic Affairs Policy 2.01.
The charts below illustrate the governance structure of the Louisiana Board of Regents.
As indicated in Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3217, Southeastern Louisiana University is part of the University of Louisiana System. The general powers and duties of the University of Louisiana System as a management board under the authority of the Louisiana Board of Regents are provided for in Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3351. These general powers allow the University of Louisiana System to formulate curricula and programs for study, as well award certificates, confer degrees and issue diplomas certifying the same (see Section A. (11) and (15) of LRS 17:3351).