Four people have been named as finalists to be Louisiana's next higher education commissioner.
The Board of Regents announced the contenders Tuesday. They are:
-Robert Donley, former executive director and CEO of the Iowa Board of Regents.
-Kim Hunter Reed, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and a former deputy chief of staff for Gov. Kathleen Blanco.
-Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension.