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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

Quotes & Comments

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

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  • COVID-19 - Necessary Precautions

    March 23, 2020
    I hope and pray that every member of the Southeastern family is safe and healthy. Unfortunately, under the current circumstances, health and safety cannot be automatically assumed. The coronavirus that has upended our lives continues to spread around the world as we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic that has touched virtually everyone in some fashion.
  • COVID-19 Update - Facing Challenges Together

    March 18, 2020
    Close to mid-term in the spring semester, our campus is normally teeming with people in the early morning as students, faculty and staff go about their routines. As I made the short trip to the office this morning, campus was quiet with mostly empty parking lots and very little traffic.
  • COVID-19 Update - Further Class Delivery and Telec...

    March 17, 2020
    As the situation continues to evolve quickly, today’s update, while consistent with past guidance, includes additional details and clarifications. Given that classes are moving to remote delivery effective tomorrow, March 18, we will move to further minimize the on-campus population.

  • 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.