Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


Public and Governmental Affairs

Public and Governmental Affairs

Mission: The mission of the Office of Public and Governmental Affairs is to present and promote Southeastern Louisiana University in manners that help enable the institution to lead the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana. 


Southeastern Louisiana University's Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs is charged with coordinating a myriad of projects designed to enhance the university's public policy, public information and public relations initiatives. 

As a member of the President's senior staff, Executive Director Erin Cowser serves as governmental liaison on behalf of the university and assists with procedural and operational issues. She interfaces with the university's various units as well as with both private and public agencies. Her duties include the development and implementation of strategic communications and identity initiatives to create and maintain a favorable public image for the president and the university and helping coordinate operation of a multi-faceted Office of Public Information. 

Dedicated to helping the university realize its mission of leading the educational, economic, and cultural development of southeast Louisiana, Mrs. Cowser serves as an ambassador of the university. Special projects span the spectrum of the university's composition, ranging from those that involve working with students, potential students, faculty and staff to those coordinated in conjunction with athletics, alumni, academics and community partners at large. Her office staff assists with these endeavors.