About Us

The Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs works closely with the President and Vice Presidents, providing assistance, input and advice. This position must manage a wide variety of activities and confidential assignments. The Executive Director serves as a member of President's Staff and represents Southeastern in dealing with faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and the public.

The Office of Public and Governmental Affair's roles and responsibilities are varied across the campus and community; however, the vast majority fit within the categories of public information, public relations and public policy.

A sampling of the projects in which the Office of Public and Governmental Affairs is involved is listed below: 

Public Policy 
  • Serving as Legislative Liaison at local, state, and federal levels. (Have a legislative issue that will impact Southeastern, you'd like to discuss? Email roar@southeastern.edu.)

  • Maintaining ROAR Network (Reach Out, Advocate, and Rally) in conjunction with Alumni Association. (Join the ROAR Network at www.ciclt.net/southeastern.)

  • Researching and preparing executive summaries on legislative issues.

  • Collaborating with the University of Louisiana System and Board of Regents on public policy initiatives.

  • Representing the university among various regional, statewide and national agencies and organizations.


Public Information 
  • Editing and producing Southeastern Magazine & Alumni News.

  • Assisting with composition of internal and external campus communications including press releases, web content, media alerts and email messages to faculty, staff and students.

  • Overseeing promotional advertisements and videos.

  • Serving as media liaison.

  • Composing written and speech material for the president and university.

  • Coordinating Southeastern's social media webpages.

  • Encouraging consistent branding for Southeastern's identity. (Find out about Southeastern's Graphics Standards and Policies.)

  • Overseeing the Southeastern Emergency Alert System. (Sign up now to receive email, text and voice messages in case of emergencies or extreme weather at http://www.southeastern.edu/about/safe_campus/alert/index.html).


Public Relations