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 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 -


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

(985) 549-5660 -


Lisa Patti, Donor Relations Coordinator

(985) 549-5221 -