About Student Affairs

Welcome! The Division of Student Affairs provides many programs and services designed
to complement life outside of the classroom, promote student success, and encourage
personal and professional development.

The Division supports the University’s mission to lead the educational, economic,
and cultural development of southeast Louisiana.  We serve as important resources
for the recruitment of quality students, aid student retention by actively overseeing
important services and co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, contribute to
a sense of identity and loyalty for the institution, and create an environment that
is safe, friendly, supportive, and caring.  

At the core of our success is a committed staff that believes in students. They want
you to succeed in school, graduate, and find a job. Students who get involved in at
least one out-of-class activity are more likely to be successful at Southeastern.
Connect with any of the areas within Student Affairs so that you are involved, informed,
and invested in your future. 


Meet the Vice President for Student Affairs

eric summersSummers began his career at Southeastern in 2000 as an Area Coordinator in University
Housing and transitioned to Director of Multicultural and International Affairs in
2001. In 2010, Summers advanced to Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs,
while also overseeing the Office of Student Conduct, prior to being named Vice President.
As Vice President, Summers oversees the nine dynamic offices within the Division,
all committed to enhancing student life outside the classroom. His main goal is to
serve as a resource for student advancement, success, and ultimately, a well-rounded
university experience.

Throughout his tenure at Southeastern Louisiana University,  Summers served on numerous
committees, including the University Planning Council, University Budget Advisory
Committee and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. Summers also served on the
advisory board for the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Leadership Tangipahoa
Board of Directors, and as a Tangipahoa Leadership Council member for United Way.
He was honored with the Southeastern Alumni Association’s L.E. Chandler Award in recognition
of his work with students. 

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Summers received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
from the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduation, Summers continued his
education and received a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Mississippi.
While working at Southeastern, he went on to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education
from the University of New Orleans in 2010.