The Office of Development aspires to connect alumni and friends of Southeastern Louisiana
University to philanthropic opportunities that advance the University’s mission.

Private gifts from alumni, friends, employees, businesses and foundations play a vital
role in supporting the mission and vision of Southeastern. 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.

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


Wendy Johns Lauderdal


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

(985) 549-2239 – [email protected]





Katherine Rose


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

(985) 549-5225 – [email protected]





Vanessa Prentice


Vanessa Prentice, M.B.A., Director of Development, Annual Giving

(985) 549-5660 – [email protected]