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

  • It’s Back! New Gum Tree Planted at Southeast

    A new black gum tree was planted atop Cardiac Hill at Southeast Missouri State University Aug. 3, beginning a new chapter in the life of the iconic gum tree. The new Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire,’ which is native to this area, was planted at the intersection of Cheney Drive, North Pacific Street and Alta Vista Drive, […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Performing with St. Louis Muny during 100th season

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Timothy Weddle of Jefferson City, Missouri, is performing this summer as a pit musician with the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, commonly known as the Muny. With a love for musical theatre, the freelance musician sought out the opportunity to work for the highly professional organization located in Forest Park […]
  • Southeast’s Phi Delta Theta Chapter Wins International Award for Most Improved

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Missouri Zeta chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity has been honored with the international Phoenix Award for the most improved Phi Delta Theta Chapter. The award was presented at the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity Convention June 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas. “To get this award really means a lot,” said […]
  • Southeast Announces Naming of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance

    Southeast Missouri State University has announced the naming of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast’s River Campus. The naming is in recognition of a generous gift from Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins, former president of Southeast Missouri State University, and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins. Their gift establishes an endowed fund […]


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