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  • Classes Canceled, Offices Closed Thursday-Friday, March 5-6, at Southeast Main Campus, Kennett, Malden, Sikeston; Perryville Closed March 5

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, March 4, 2015 — Due to wintry conditions, classes are canceled and offices will be closed both Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6, at Southeast Missouri State University. For specific facility information, visit semo.edu/closings.

    Southeast’s regional campuses in Kennett, Malden and Sikeston, Missouri, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, as well. The Perryville Higher Education Center will be closed on Thursday, March 5....

  • Carlos Vargas-Aburto Named Southeast Missouri State University’s 18th President

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015
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    Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, March 4, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today announced the appointment of Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, acting president at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, as the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State University.  He will assume the presidency on July 1, 2015.

    The appointment of Vargas culminates a comprehensive and wide-ranging search process that began following the announcement in September 2014 that President Kenneth W. Dobbins will retire effective June 30, 2015....

  • Science Lab Named for Doyle L. Privett at Southeast’s Kennett Campus

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015
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    Doyle Privett

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, March 3, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents Feb. 28 named the science lab at Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett for former Southeast Board of Regents President Doyle L. Privett of Kennett, Missouri.

    The action came during a closed session meeting of the Board.

    Privett, chairman of the Advisory Council of Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett and chief financial officer of Kennett National Bank, was elected President of the Board of Regents in December 2012. He served in that capacity until Feb. 28 when his successor, Jay Knudtson of Cape Girardeau, was elected. Privett’s six-year term on the Board of Regents has expired, but he will continue to serve on the Board until Gov. Jay Nixon names a replacement....

  • Knudtson Succeeds Privett as President of Southeast Board of Regents

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015
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    Jay Knudtson

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, March 2, 2015  – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents Feb. 28 elected Jay Knudtson of Cape Girardeau, Mo., as its new president. His appointment is effective March 1.

    Knudtson succeeds Doyle L. Privett, whose term on the Board of Regents officially expired Jan. 1, 2015; however, Privett will continue to serve on the Board until Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon names a replacement.  Privett, chief financial officer for the Kennett National Bank, was elected president of the Board of Regents in December 2012.  Kendra Neely-Martin of St. Louis will continue to serve as vice president of the Board....

  • Regents Approve New University Identity and Branding Recommendation

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015

    new dome logo-leftCAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Feb. 28, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved a new University identity and branding recommendation from Ologie, a higher education branding and marketing firm from Columbus, Ohio, whose work on the project began last June.

    During the last eight months Ologie has moved through their “Discover, Define, and Create” process and conducted numerous focus groups and interviews with a wide variety of constituents, both on- and off-campus, completed a communications audit of all Southeast marketing and admissions materials and websites, and reviewed the positions of peer institutions. They then synthesized this information and used it to guide them in the creation of a new University identity (dome and wordmark) and messaging concept. These deliverables were developed with regular collaborative communication and feedback from a wide variety of University constituencies....

  • Regents Emphasize Affordable Access to Education in Vote on Room and Board Rates

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015

    CL-ResLifeCAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Feb. 28, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today set new room and board rates, effective with the fall 2015 semester.

    Under the approved plan, the average combined room and board rate increase will be .33 percent for 2015-2016, according to Dr. Debbie Below, vice president for enrollment management and student success and dean of students.

    This is the second consecutive year in which room and board rates have increased less than one percent at Southeast....

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