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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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  • Racism Cannot Divide Us

    June 01, 2020
    At this time of great angst and uncertainty brought about by the disease that is COVID-19, we cannot allow the disease of racism to divide us. So many of us are challenged to understand the death of George Floyd, and cry out for equality, fairness and justice for all. That is the very heart of what it is to be American, that each and every person must be respected, valued and treated with dignity.
  • Workday Implementation Delay

    May 19, 2020
    I hope each of you are continuing to stay safe and well both for those that continue to work remotely and those limited employees that are gradually returning to campus. As the impacts of this situation continue to unfold, I have an important update regarding the status of the Workday project.
  • Phase One Campus Operations

    May 15, 2020
    As has been the case, our paramount concern going forward is for the health and safety of all members of the campus community. I want to remind everyone that the return to campus that begins Monday, May 18, will be a phased incremental approach, meaning that there is no expectation that all employees return physically to campus at that time.

  • 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.