NEW HIGHER ED COMMISSIONER VISITS NW LA. - The new Louisiana Board of Regents Commissioner of Higher Education, is Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, a native of Lake Charles, La. Dr. Reed was executive director of the Colorado Dept. of Education, while there she led efforts to increase educational attainment and erase equity gaps. She was in Shreveport yesterday as part of a state-wide tour. I caught up with Dr. Reed at LSUS yesterday and asked her to explain the purpose of her visits.