Office of the President

Southeastern Louisiana University makes fundamental contributions to develop an educated citizenry, a workforce prepared for today's knowledge-based economy, and provides a number of cultural and creative opportunities that contribute to the well-being of the region. I am proud to work alongside such dedicated faculty and staff who continue to make great things possible for our students.

Dr. John Crain
President of Southeastern Louisiana University

Quotes & Comments

"It’s all about the students." – Dr. John Crain

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  • A Message From the President
    September 15, 2017
    As explained in a previous campus communication, we are initiating a new cycle in the university strategic planning process. A campus report card on the results of our previous strategic plan, Vision 2017, can be found here. Although it is not practical to share information on every single accomplishment over the last five years related to the six strategic priorities included in Vision 2017, this report card covers many aspects of campus accomplishments across all divisions.
  • A Message From the President
    August 16, 2017
    We officially kicked off the new academic year at last Friday's Convocation. I appreciate the attendance of all those who came out to help celebrate the many honorees, enjoy a delicious lunch and start the new year with lots of positive energy.
  • A Message From the President
    August 11, 2017
    I am pleased to share with the campus community more details about the raise plan announced at Convocation earlier today. With the finalization of the campus budget planning process that unfolded over the last several weeks, it has been determined that approximately $3 million will be allocated to fund the raise plan which applies to all full-time faculty and staff employed as of June 30, 2017.

  • Budget Update
    June 19, 2017
    Following a somewhat ignominious June 8 end to the Regular Legislative Session and the associated failure to adopt a State budget, the Louisiana Legislature accomplished the necessary task this past week in a brief special session that ended on June 16, 2017.
  • Budget Update
    December 16, 2016
    The Louisiana Constitution requires the State budget be brought into balance in a timely fashion once a deficit has been recognized. As has been reported in the media, last month the State Revenue Estimating Conference concluded that the 2016 fiscal year State budget, which ended June 30, 2016, was approximately $300 million short of the revenue necessary to cover expenditures.
  • Budget Update
    July 14, 2016
    As described in my most recent campus budget updates as well as recent media reports, Southeastern suffered a frustrating and unexpected setback when the Louisiana Board of Regents modified its funding formula, resulting in a nearly $1.4 million reduction in our state funds for the new fiscal year.