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.
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
MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT
Fall 2019 EnrollmentSeptember 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 UpdateSeptember 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.
Vision 2025 ApprovedApril 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.
Budget UpdateJune 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 UpdateJune 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 UpdateJune 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.