About Student Affairs

Welcome! The Division for 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.


Meet the Division Staff

Division for Student Affairs

Eric Summers

     Dr. Eric Summers, Ph.D.

     Vice President 




Becky Johnson     Becky Johnson

     Administrative Assistant V




Gabe Willis     Dr. Gabe Willis, Ph.D.

     Dean of Students




Dawn Starkey

Administrative Assistant IV


Student Engagement

Marjorie Parker     Marjorie Parker, M.A.

     Interim Director



Zachary Rogers     Zachary Rogers

     Interim Coordinator, Leadership & Service



Mattie Hawkins     Mattie Hawkins, M.S.

     Interim Coordinator, Multicultural
     & International Student Affairs





Adonica Reed     Adonica Reed, M.S.

     Business Manager




Brendan Daigle

     Brendan Daigle

     Coordinator, Student Government Association




Recreational Sports & Wellness

seth     Seth Thomas, M.S., CRSS





Jean Bernard     Jean Bernard, M.S. 

     Associate Director




Laverne Richardson     Laverne Richardson, M.A.

     Assistant Director, Business Operations



     Jason TempletJason Templet, M.S.

     Assistant Director, Competitive Sports & Fitness Services




Cheryl Olah     Cheryl Olah

     Administrative Coordinator III



Career Services

Ken Ridgedell     Ken Ridgedell, M.B.A.




Carmen Maillet     Carmen Maillet   

     Assistant Director of Employer Services
     & Systems Management



Craig Marinello     Craig Marinello

     Manager of Student Employment
     & Internship Development



Sarah Nelms     Sarah Nelms, M.Ed.

     Career and Job Search Consultant



Jennifer Williams     Jennifer Williams

     Administrative Assistant II



Student Publications

Lee Lind     Dr. Lee E. Lind, Ed.D




Lorraine Peppo     Lorraine Peppo, M.A.




Gemma Carter  

Administrative Assistant II


University Counseling Center

Peter Emerson     Dr. Peter Emerson, Ed.D, LPC-S




     Annette NewtonAnnette Newton, M.A., LPC, LMFT

     Assistant Director of Programming & Outreach



Paige Moody     Paige Moody, M.S., LPC, LMFT, NCC

     Assistant Director of Athletics



Courtney     Courtney Williams, M.A., LMFT, LPC

     Assistant Director of Crisis




Marcela Spicuzza     Marcela Spicuzza, M.S., PLPC, NCC

     Mental Health Counselor



Wes Errington     Wes Errington, M.S., PLPC

     Mental Health Counselor



Amanda Anderson     Amanda Anderson, M.Ed., PLPC

     Mental Health Counselor



Lauren Chandler     Lauren Chandler

     Interim Administrative Coordinator 3



Coryn Smith     Coryn Smith

     Administrative Assistant II



Student Advocacy & Accountability

Curtis Meyers     Curtis Meyers, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

     Interim Director



Antoinette Alack     Antoinette Alack, M.A.

     Assistant Director




Andre Carpenter

      Andre Carpenter, M.Ed., PLPC, NCC

     LINK Coordinator / Counselor



lillie     Lillie Jones

     Administrative Assistant II




Student Accessibility Services

Kimberly Readlinger     Kim Foil Bergeron, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S





Samantha Ricau     Samantha E. Ricau, M.S., NCC, PLPC

     Assistant Director




Cecelia Palumbo     Cecelia Palumbo

     Administrative Assistant II




University Police 

Michael Beckner     Chief Michael Beckner

     Director of University Police




Carmen Bray     Carmen Bray

     Police Captain




Patrick Gipson     Patrick Gipson

     Police Lieutenant, Uniform Patrol




Tiffany Chavers-Edwards     Tiffany Chavers-Edwards

     Administrative Coordinator 4 /

     Communications Supervisor



Transportation Services


Gary Prescott     Gary Prescott





Crystal     Crystal H. Lato

     Assistant Director




Angel     Angellia Gordon

     Administrative Coordinator




Karla Rakocy

Bus Driver



Larry Jackson

Part-Time Bus Driver



Keith Kennedy

Part-Time Bus Driver



Cierra Alexander

Part-Time Bus Driver