Private gifts from alumni, friends, employees, businesses and foundations play a vital role in supporting the mission and vision of Southeastern Louisiana University. The Office of Development is responsible for securing these private gifts and accepting them on behalf of the University through its Foundation, which is a 501 (c) 3.

The Office of Development aspires to connect alumni and friends of the University to philanthropic opportunities that advance Southeastern's mission. It is our belief that supporting the University is more than simply sending a monetary gift, it is investing in the future of our students, our region and our state.  It is truly a partnership. 

Staff available to assist you in your achieving your philanthropic objectives:

Wendy Johns Lauderdale, M.A., CFRE -Vice President for University Advancement

(985) 549-2239 -

Katherine Hufstetler Rose, M.A., Senior Director of Development, Advancement Services

(985) 549-5225 -

Lynn Harris Horgan, Director of Individual, Corporate and Foundation Relations

(985) 549-3380 -

Lauren Williams, Interim Director, Annual Giving

(985) 549-5224 –

Lisa Patti, Campaign Coordinator

(985) 549-5221 -