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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  • Reporting Power Based Violence Training Course

    March 17, 2022
    As you know, there has been much attention focused around sexual misconduct and Title IX issues on college campuses. Given recent high-profile cases at prominent Louisiana institutions, last year the Louisiana Legislature enacted several new laws to address these issues.
  • Migration from Peoplesoft to Workday Student

    February 22, 2022
    As you know, Southeastern has been in the process of migrating our campus ERP system from PeopleSoft to Workday, and effective January 2021, Human Capital Management (HR) and Financial Management successfully moved from PeopleSoft to Workday.
  • Remote Work Policy

    February 03, 2022
    Several months ago I communicated with the campus about the future of remote work and efforts to develop a policy framework that would help us navigate this important issue for staff. As I shared at that time, a Task Force was appointed and asked to develop a draft policy regarding Remote Work. The Task Force was given a set of “Guideposts” that would help establish parameters within which we would utilize remote work.

  • 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.