University Advancement

The mission of Southeastern's University Advancement Division is to promote Southeastern, enhance its reputation, and foster volunteer involvement and private investment in the mission of the university by creating and stewarding meaningful relationships with university constituents. The division consists of Advancement Services, Accounting Services, Alumni Relations, Marketing & Communications, and Development.  While each of the offices within the division has primary responsibility for one area, each area's work reinforces and is reinforced by the others.

The division is dedicated to building on and growing the philanthropic commitment of our many partners, the vision of President John L. Crain and the university's leaders, and the countless alumni and friends whose support we enjoy.  Southeastern makes important contributions across a broad range of endeavors and is strengthened by the alumni, parents and friends who join us as partners in our service to our students, the community and the region.

University Advancement is led by the Vice President who serves as the chief advancement officer of the university and is responsible for coordinating all fundraising activities in the name of the university.  Working closely with the Southeastern Alumni Association, the Southeastern Foundation and the Lion Athletics Association, the Vice President collaborates with the campus and external communities to advance and support the university's mission.

There are many ways you can make a difference through your support.  We invite you to explore the ways to get involved and join us.


Recently, University Advancement contracted with Grenzebach Glier and Associates to review our Alumni Engagement division.  The presentation given by Dr. Crain can be found here, and the presentation given by Chris Marshall here.  The final version of Chris Marshall's report is here.



Wendy Johns Lauderdale


Wendy Johns Lauderdale, M.A., Vice President

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Linette Lusco Bourgeois, Administrative Assistant 5

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