Southeastern VP of Administration and Finance retiring

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Stephen Smith, who has worked in finance positions at Southeastern Louisiana University for nearly 35 years, will be retiring from the university at the end of March.

     Smith has served for almost 25 years as Vice President for Administration and Finance. He is a graduate of Southeastern with bachelor of science in accounting and master of business administration degrees.

     "Stephen has provided Southeastern with continuity and exceptional leadership in the Division of Administration and Finance," said President John L. Crain. "He has been a trusted adviser to several university presidents. He is clearly one of the most knowledgeable and effective chief fiscal officers in Louisiana higher education. His financial and administrative skills and insight have been particularly invaluable to Southeastern as we have worked to manage unprecedented reductions in state support over the last several years."

     Crain announced he will recommend to the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors that Assistant Vice President for Operations in the Division of Administration and Finance Sam Domiano serve as an interim replacement for Smith while a national search for a permanent replacement is initiated.


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