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
    August 15, 2018
    The beginning of the fall semester is such an exciting time. There are always lots of new faces around campus but this semester there will be more than usual as we welcome one of our largest freshman classes in recent memory. In true Southeastern fashion, I know you will greet these new students, as well as those who are returning this semester, with a positive and helpful attitude.
  • A Message from the President
    August 10, 2018
    I am pleased to share with the campus community more details about the raise plan for faculty and unclassified staff announced at the Convocation earlier today.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.