Office of the President

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

Quotes & Comments

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

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  • COVID Update

    January 05, 2022
    Welcome back. I hope everyone enjoyed a restful holiday break and is ready to successfully launch 2022 and the new semester. Unfortunately, it is increasingly apparent that the new year will challenge all of us with yet another surge in COVID-19 cases.
  • Campus Update

    December 21, 2021
    I want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday break. This fall semester was certainly a challenging time for our campus community, particularly in light of the ongoing global pandemic combined with the impact of Hurricane Ida.
  • COVID-19 Masking Guidance Update

    October 27, 2021
    Yesterday afternoon, Governor Edwards announced that the state-wide mask mandate is no longer applicable in certain circumstances. Understandably, this has created confusion and questions regarding our campus face mask requirement.

  • 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.