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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.

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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

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"It’s all about the students." – Dr. John Crain

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  • Southeastern to Receive Limited Supply of COVID-19...

    January 19, 2021
    This week, Southeastern will receive the first limited allocation of COVID-19 vaccine. Consistent with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, Louisiana has established priorities for determining those eligible to receive the vaccine at this time.
  • Campus Update

    January 15, 2021
    The ongoing pandemic has made for a challenging academic year for everyone – students and faculty/staff alike. As in the Fall Semester, the overarching theme of our approach to campus operations continues to be ensuring the health and safety of all members of our campus community while preserving educational opportunities for our students.
  • End of Fall Semester and 2020

    December 14, 2020
    As we approach the end of the Fall Semester and the end of 2020, I find myself reflecting on what an unusual and challenging period this has been. Almost nothing has seemed normal since the beginning of the pandemic. Virtually everything we do as an institution was different for much of this year, but the one thing that has not been different is the resiliency and spirit of the Southeastern family.

  • Budget Update

    June 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 Update

    June 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 Update

    June 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.