About Student Affairs

Welcome! The Division for Student Affairs provides many programs and services designed to complement life outside of the classroom, promote student success, and encourage personal and professional development.

The Division supports the University's mission to lead the educational, economic, and cultural development of southeast Louisiana.  We serve as important resources for the recruitment of quality students, aid student retention by actively overseeing important services and co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, contribute to a sense of identity and loyalty for the institution, and create an environment that is safe, friendly, supportive, and caring.  

At the core of our success is a committed staff that believes in students. They want you to succeed in school, graduate, and find a job. Students who get involved in at least one out-of-class activity are more likely to be successful at Southeastern. Connect with any of the areas within Student Affairs so that you are involved, informed, and invested in your future. 


Meet the Vice President for Student Affairs

eric summers Dr. Eric Summers was appointed Vice President for Student    Affairs at Southeastern Louisiana University in October 2016.    Summers began  his career at Southeastern in 2000 as an Area  Coordinator in University  Housing and transitioned to Director of  Multicultural and International  Affairs in 2001. During this time,  Summers advanced to Assistant to the  Vice President for Student  Affairs while also overseeing the Office of  Student Conduct prior  to being named Vice President. 

 Throughout his tenure at Southeastern Louisiana University,  Summers  served on numerous committees, including the  University Planning  Council, University Budget Advisory  Committee, and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. Summers also served on the advisory board for the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Leadership Tangipahoa Board of Directors, and as advisor to the NAACP Collegiate Chapter. He was honored with the Southeastern Alumni Association's L.E. Chandler Award in recognition of his work with students. 

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Summers received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduation, Summers continued his education and received a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Mississippi. While working at Southeastern, he went on to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of New Orleans in 2010.


Meet the Division Staff

Division for Student Affairs

Eric Summers

     Dr. Eric Summers, Ph.D.

     Vice President 




Becky Johnson     Becky Johnson

     Administrative Assistant V




Jim McHodgkins     Jim McHodgkins

     Assistant Vice President




Dawn Starkey

Administrative Assistant IV


Student Engagement

Angela James     Angela James

     Interim Director




Kyle Gallagher     Kyle Gallagher, M.Ed., M.S.

     Assistant Director



Nick Elliot     Nick Elliott, M.S.

     Coordinator, Campus Activities Board



Marjorie Parker     Marjorie Parker, M.A.

     Coordinator, Multicultural & International Student Affairs




Recreational Sports & Wellness

seth     Seth Thomas





Laverne Richardson     Laverne Richardson

     Interim Business Manager




Jean Bernard     Jean Bernard

     Assistant Director, Guest Services





     Assistant Director, Health & Wellness



Kathy Cusimano     Kathy Cusimano

     Assistant Director, Field Experience & Youth Programs




Cheryl Olah     Cheryl Olah

     Administrative Coordinator III


Career Services

Ken Ridgedell     Ken Ridgedell, M.B.A.




Brittany Bacques     Brittany Bacques, M.A.

     Assistant Director



Blake Thomas     Blake Thomas, M.Ed.

     Career & Employment Specialist



Beverly Sellers, M.A., N.C.C

Career Counselor



Jennifer Williams

Administrative Assistant II


Student Publications

Lee Lind     Dr. Lee E. Lind, Ed.D




Lorraine Peppo     Lorraine Peppo, M.A.






Administrative Assistant II

University Counseling Center

Peter Emerson     Dr. Peter Emerson, Ed.D, LPC-S

     Interim Director



Emily Moise     Emily Moise-Fontenot, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC, CCTP

     Assistant Director



Annette Newton-Baldwin     Annette Newton-Baldwin, M.A., LPC, LMFT

     Assistant Director of Programming & Outreach



Paige Moody     Paige Moody, M.S., LPC, LMFT, NCC

     Mental Health Counselor



Curtis Meyers     Curtis Meyers, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

     Mental Health Counselor



Brenda Sciortino     Brenda Sciortino

     Administrative Assistant II



Josephine Thomas     Josephine Thomas

     Administrative Coordinatror I


Student Advocacy & Accountability


Gabe Willis     Dr. Gabe Willis, Ph.D.





Antoinette Alack     Antoinette Alack

     Assistant Director


Disability Services

Angela James     Angela James






Madison Allen

Interim Coordinator


Cecelia Palumbo

Administrative Assistant II



University Police 

Harold Todd     Harold Todd




Pat Gipson     Patrick Gipson

     Police Lieutenant, Uniform Patrol



Carmen Bray

Police Lieutenant, Administration, Training & Investigations



Tiffany Chavers-Edwards     Tiffany Chavers-Edwards

     Administrative Coordinator IV


University Parking

Cora     Cora von Aspern

     Business Manager




Crystal     Crystal H. Lato

     Administrative Coordinator III




Angel     Angellia Gordon

     Administrative Assistant I




Sandra Fancher     Sandra McGee

     Administrative Assistant I


Lion Traxx


Gary Prescott     Gary Prescott





Claude Harper     Claude Harper

     Bus Driver




Kenneth Stewart     Kenneth Stewart

     Bus Driver




Larry Jackson

Bus Driver



Joe Monistere

Bus Driver