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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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  • Vision 2025 Approved

    April 15, 2019
    At its meeting last week, the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved Southeastern’s new strategic plan, Vision 2025. As you know from recent campus communications, all of the information and material related to the development and creation of Vision 2025, including the work of the University Planning Council, is available on the Planning Portal website.
  • Southeastern's Vision 2025

    March 07, 2019
    Over this past year, the University Planning Council worked diligently to create Vision 2025, our proposed new Strategic Plan. I have endeavored to keep the entire campus community informed and engaged in the planning process through multiple email messages and links to the “Planning Portal” website which includes comprehensive information about the data, reports, processes and people involved in developing Vision 2025.
  • Strategic Planning Update

    January 30, 2019
    This past fall, two subcommittees of the University Planning Council were formed following preliminary work by the Council toward creation of Vision 2025, our new university strategic plan. As you will recall, a Planning Portal was created to allow the entire campus community to follow and participate in the strategic planning process.

  • 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.