Office of the President

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

Quotes & Comments

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

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  • A Message from the President
    June 05, 2018
    Last night the Louisiana Legislature adjourned from the second special session this year without resolving the state’s fiscal challenges. As has been widely reported and discussed, a temporary one penny sales tax expires at the end of June, creating a significant reduction in state tax revenues.
  • A Message from the President
    May 09, 2018
    During its March 29 meeting, members of the University Planning Council reviewed a great deal of information related to an extensive "environmental scan" which included reports from campus and community focus groups and surveys. Council members engaged in productive discussions about multiple issues of potential strategic importance to the University.
  • A Message from the President
    May 01, 2018
    As was first shared with you last fall, Southeastern is moving to Workday, a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform that will replace the current PeopleSoft system.

  • 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.
  • Budget Update
    December 16, 2016
    The Louisiana Constitution requires the State budget be brought into balance in a timely fashion once a deficit has been recognized. As has been reported in the media, last month the State Revenue Estimating Conference concluded that the 2016 fiscal year State budget, which ended June 30, 2016, was approximately $300 million short of the revenue necessary to cover expenditures.
  • Budget Update
    July 14, 2016
    As described in my most recent campus budget updates as well as recent media reports, Southeastern suffered a frustrating and unexpected setback when the Louisiana Board of Regents modified its funding formula, resulting in a nearly $1.4 million reduction in our state funds for the new fiscal year.