The University Foundation, since its inception in 1983, has furthered the causes and mission of Southeast Missouri State University. The Foundation obtains and manages resources that allow the University to enhance the quality and extend the range of services provided to its students and the region.

The Foundation recognizes special opportunities for the University, and undertakes and supports fundraising activities that provide resources to enable the University to capitalize on these opportunities. The Foundation recognizes donors and provides strength for the continually improving growth, visibility, and excellence of the University.

Southeast Missouri University Foundation Campaign Nets $49.2 Million

Foundation News

  • Southeast Alum Creates Bequest to Inspire Young Teachers

    Charles Robert “Bob” Depro of Sikeston, Missouri, loves the moments when knowledge and understanding collide. “When you see in a student’s eyes that ‘click’ and it makes sense, and they’re excited about something, that makes it all worth it,” said Depro. Depro is a part-time history instructor at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston, but his love […]
  • Southeast to Inaugurate Dr. Carlos Vargas as 18th University President

    Southeast Missouri State University will affirm its past, define its purpose and look to the future when it inaugurates Dr. Carlos Vargas as the 18th president of the University May 5 in the Show Me Center. The inauguration is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. with a reception to follow till 5 p.m. The campus-wide event is […]
  • Southeast Alumna Brings Characters to Life in ‘Hand of God’

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Tara Meyer of Los Angeles, California, helps actors become the character through an ever-changing wardrobe on the Amazon original series, “Hand of God.” Tara, a Cape Girardeau native, is a costume assistant for the costume designer, Susanna Pusito, on the series now in its second season. She works with Pusito […]
  • Wilkison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship Established at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 19, 2016 – The Wilkison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilkison Jr. of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, made a $10,000 gift to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation to establish the award in honor of a family of educators, scientists […]