Dr. William S. Wainwright is the 15th president of Southeastern Louisiana University, appointed by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System on April 27, 2023.
Prior to his time at Southeastern, Wainwright had accrued over 24 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education. Most recently, he served for 12 years as chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC). During his tenure at NTCC, he helped lead exponential growth and success for the institution, expanding campuses and tripling enrollment, causing NTCC to become one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation.
Using Southeastern's Vision 2025 Strategic Plan as a foundation, this comes from conversations on campus, assessment of the higher education marketplace, an understanding of Southeastern’s strengths, listening to students, learning from regional leaders, and much more.