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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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  • Tuition Fee Adjustment

    January 07, 2020
    Consistent with our institutional core values and “caring” about the success of our students, we are concerned about access and affordability. Likewise, with the competitive recruiting landscape in higher education, we have to maintain a cost of attendance for our students that is competitive relative to other institutions. However, we are also cognizant of the fact that our operational costs continue to increase.
  • Fall 2019 Enrollment

    September 30, 2019
    The Fall 2019 freshman class was more than 2.2% larger than the previous year’s freshman class, for a total of 2,733 students. Greater numbers of highly-qualified students are choosing Southeastern, and overall ACT scores for the incoming class are higher. Nearly 800 of our new students have an ACT of 24 or higher, an increase of 7.4%.
  • Workday Progress Update

    September 24, 2019
    Progress continues to be made toward our Workday project goals. For those new employees who may be unaware, the University is moving to Workday, a new Enterprise Resource Planning platform that will replace the current PeopleSoft system. We are migrating to the platform along with two other University of Louisiana System institutions: Louisiana Tech and UNO.

  • 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.