Podcast: A State Leader’s Vision for Higher Ed

Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education, discusses the state’s higher education vision and new strategic plan, which represents a “big tent” approach that incorporates all people including veterans, foster youth and single parents.

Reed explains, “How do we think about bringing all talent developers to the table and redefine or more broadly define talent in a state where one in five people are in poverty? And say that we know that skills and competencies matter. This is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity in our state. And so how do we build systems and structures to help everyone get there?”


Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.