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President John L. Crain

Dr. John L. Crain has served as the 14th President of Southeastern Louisiana University since his appointment to the position on February 17, 2009 by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System.

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Southeastern Louisiana University makes fundamental contributions to develop an educated citizenry, a workforce prepared for today's knowledge-based economy, and provides a number of cultural and creative opportunities that contribute to the well-being of the region. I am proud to work alongside such dedicated faculty and staff who continue to make great things possible for our students.

Dr. John Crain
President of Southeastern Louisiana University

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"It’s all about the students." – Dr. John Crain

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  • With FDA Vaccine Approval, COVID-19 Added to Sched...

    August 23, 2021
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and over. Since December of 2020, the Pfizer vaccine has been available through Emergency Use Authorization, and more than 200 million doses have been administered in the U.S. alone.
  • Campus COVID-19 Update

    August 17, 2021
    I know we are all concerned about the current surge of COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, especially as we approach the beginning of classes this week. Accordingly, I want to share two new operational developments that are consistent with updated University of Louisiana System Fall 2021 Guidelines.
  • Campus COVID-19 Update

    July 28, 2021
    As you may be aware through recent media reports, the number of COVID-19 cases in our state and region has increased dramatically over the last few weeks, primarily as a result of the highly contagious delta variant of the virus.

  • Budget Update

    June 27, 2019
    The 2019 Session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned on June 6, 2019, and I want to express appreciation for the leadership of Governor John Bel Edwards and for his work and that of many of our legislators in support of funding for higher education.
  • Budget Update

    June 26, 2018
    Apparently, the Louisiana Legislature had been counting on the often-heard idiom, "Third time's the charm." In this year's third special session which ended Sunday, the Legislature finally agreed to a solution that allows the state to avert the July 1 fiscal cliff that was rapidly approaching.
  • Budget Update

    June 19, 2017
    Following a somewhat ignominious June 8 end to the Regular Legislative Session and the associated failure to adopt a State budget, the Louisiana Legislature accomplished the necessary task this past week in a brief special session that ended on June 16, 2017.