Described as "a great ambassador for the university," former Assistant Vice President
and Dean of Enrollment Management Stephen Soutullo called himself, "the proudest alumnus
you will ever meet." A long-time staff member of Southeastern, he followed the career
philosophy that he passed along to students when he received his Alumnus of the Year
honors: "Find a place you love to be, find something you love to do, and do it like
there's no tomorrow."
Mr. Soutullo earned a bachelor's degree in foreign languages in 1971 and a master's
in education in 1988. He taught Spanish and French at Ponchatoula High School before
joining the Southeastern staff in 1989. He held positions at Southeastern in placement,
high school relations, and enrollment services. As dean, he oversaw university admissions
and coordinated the implementation of the recruitment/marketing and retention/progression
Mr. Soutullo represented the university on the Board of Regents' Council of Enrollment
Management Officers. He was also active in the American Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Orientation Directors Association.
He has served on the executive committee of the Louisiana High School Rally Association
for more than two decades.
Stephen Soutullo, was a past recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in
Service, and a member of the University Planning and Curriculum councils. Before
his retirement from Southeastern, he chaired the Enrollment Management Planning Committee
and was the Commencement Committee head marshal effortlessly guiding over 1200 students
smoothly through the commencement process each semester.