Public and Governmental Affairs

Mission: The mission of the Office of Public and Governmental Affairs is to present and promote Southeastern Louisiana University in manners that help enable the institution to lead the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana. 


Southeastern Louisiana University's Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs is charged with coordinating a myriad of projects designed to enhance the university's public policy, public information and public relations initiatives. 

As a member of the President's senior staff, Executive Director Erin Cowser serves as governmental liaison on behalf of the university and assists with procedural and operational issues. She interfaces with the university's various units as well as with both private and public agencies. Her duties include the oversight of strategic communications and initiatives to create and maintain a favorable public image for the president and the university and coordinating operation of a multi-faceted Office of University Communications and Creative Services

Dedicated to helping the university realize its mission of leading the educational, economic, and cultural development of southeast Louisiana, Mrs. Cowser serves as an ambassador of the university. Special projects span the spectrum of the university's composition, ranging from those that involve working with students, potential students, faculty and staff to those coordinated in conjunction with athletics, alumni, academics and community partners at large. Her office staff assists with these endeavors.