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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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  • Campus COVID Update

    May 07, 2021
    I know that everyone joins me in anticipating the return to in-person campus operations for the upcoming Fall Semester with traditional in-person instruction, normal classroom capacities, and a full slate of on-campus student engagement opportunities. The widespread availability of highly effective COVID-19 vaccines will facilitate the in-person experiences and interactions we have all wished to resume.
  • Sexual Misconduct

    May 06, 2021
    In recent months, there has been significant media attention focused on multiple high-profile cases involving impermissible sexual behavior. Particularly concerning are cases at institutions of higher education, highlighting what appear to be multiple failures of individuals, policies and processes intended to protect victims against acts of impermissible sexual behavior and to punish those who would engage in such acts.
  • Campus Update on Diversity and Inclusion

    March 30, 2021
    Leaders from across the University of Louisiana System, including me on behalf of Southeastern, are committed to diversity and inclusion on our respective campuses. I want to update the campus on progress that is being made on several related initiatives.

  • 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.