The Investiture of Dr. William S. Wainwright

William S. Wainwright was invested as Southeastern Louisiana University’s 15th presidenton Friday, December 1, 2023 in a ceremony held in the Student Union Grand Ballroom on Southeastern’s campus.


About President Wainwright

Dr. William S. Wainwright was appointed by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System on April 27, 2023, as the 15th president of Southeastern Louisiana University. Prior to his time at Southeastern, Wainwright 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, resulting in NTCC becoming one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation.

Scholarly contributions have also been abundant and include publications in addition to presentations, given across the globe, pertaining to higher education institutions’ organizational leadership and success.

Wainwright’s formal education encompasses a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, an M.Ed. in Adult and Continuing Education from Northwestern State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from UNO.

In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards and honors, Wainwright has also been deeply involved in professional and community organizations, including having served on an extensive number of boards and chaired several committees. He is additionally the president of St. Tammany Corporation and former president of COMBASE, the Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Family Promise of St. Tammany.

President Wainwright and his wife Misty, both native Louisianians, are the parents of Zachary and Ella Grace.

Investiture Ceremony Replay

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Office of the President
Dyson Hall, Room 106

SLU Box 10784
Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-2280


President's Staff

Ranetta Marshall
Executive Assistant

Tracey Wascom
Administrative Assistant