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President John L. Crain

Dr. John L. Crain has served as the 14th President of Southeastern Louisiana University since his appointment to the position on February 17, 2009 by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System.

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Southeastern Louisiana University makes fundamental contributions to develop an educated citizenry, a workforce prepared for today's knowledge-based economy, and provides a number of cultural and creative opportunities that contribute to the well-being of the region. I am proud to work alongside such dedicated faculty and staff who continue to make great things possible for our students.

Dr. John Crain
President of Southeastern Louisiana University

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"It’s all about the students." – Dr. John Crain

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  • Annual Convocation

    August 05, 2020
    Our annual Convocation is scheduled for next Friday, August 14. The Convocation is one of our most important events and serves to kick off the start of the new academic year. It is also an important opportunity for us to introduce new members of the Southeastern family, recognize the accomplishments of our colleagues and, in true Louisiana fashion, enjoy some fellowship and good food prior to the beginning of the Fall Semester.
  • Campus Update

    June 22, 2020
    Today is the target date by which most of our campus offices will resume on-campus operations during normal business hours, albeit with generally reduced staffing levels to help ensure compliance with facility capacity limits, social distancing requirements, and other public health safety guidelines.
  • Stage Two Plans

    June 08, 2020
    Governor Edwards announced last week that he was moving Louisiana into Phase Two of the White House COVID-19 guidelines for reopening. While the Governor’s new Order, effective June 5, allows for expanded operation of businesses and other establishments, it continues to restrict operational capacity of facilities and maintains social distancing requirements.

  • Budget Update

    June 27, 2019
    The 2019 Session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned on June 6, 2019, and I want to express appreciation for the leadership of Governor John Bel Edwards and for his work and that of many of our legislators in support of funding for higher education.
  • Budget Update

    June 26, 2018
    Apparently, the Louisiana Legislature had been counting on the often-heard idiom, "Third time's the charm." In this year's third special session which ended Sunday, the Legislature finally agreed to a solution that allows the state to avert the July 1 fiscal cliff that was rapidly approaching.
  • Budget Update

    June 19, 2017
    Following a somewhat ignominious June 8 end to the Regular Legislative Session and the associated failure to adopt a State budget, the Louisiana Legislature accomplished the necessary task this past week in a brief special session that ended on June 16, 2017.