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
"It’s all about the students." – Dr. John Crain
"I want to thank the most important group of all - our students, without whom this university would have no reason to exist." – Dr. John Crain
"I truly believe that if we continue to focus on serving our students, we will hold the moral and strategic high ground, and we will ultimately prevail." – Dr. John Crain
"He’s got pie charts, and he knows how to use them." – Dr. Joe Burns, former Faculty Senate President, upon introducing President Crain.
"I suspect if people could choose how much hardship and adversity to face in life, none of us would ever face any. But, unfortunately, we do not get to choose how much hardship and adversity life will deal us. We do, however, get to choose how we face it." – Dr. John Crain
MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dr. Crain Announces RetirementJanuary 25, 2023
After much personal reflection, I am announcing my retirement as President of Southeastern, effective upon the appointment of a new President which is anticipated by the end of the current academic year.
Welcome Back - Spring 2023January 17, 2023
Welcome back! It’s always energizing to see campus come back to life when students, faculty and staff return for a new semester.
Welcome Back - Fall 2022August 11, 2022
Welcome to an exciting new academic year at Southeastern! It will be great to see students, both new and returning, fill the campus with energy. I also look forward to faculty and staff continuing their vital work in support of our students’ collective success as they bring Southeastern’s core values of excellence and caring to life every day.
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.