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 named South Carolina’s Superintendent of the Year for Second Time

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 20, 2015 – Dr. Stephen Hefner, a 1970 Southeast Missouri State University graduate and superintendent for Lexington-Richland District Five public schools, has been awarded the 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. He previously won the award in 2012, making him the first person in […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Giving Back as Executive in Residence

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 18, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State University consistently graduates some of the best students in the world, and one of those graduates has returned to campus this semester for a special assignment. Don Clayton grew up in Sikeston, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast in May 1997 as an accounting major. Since […]
  • A Veteran’s Tribute: Southeast Grad Sets Sail on Distinguished Naval Career

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 10, 2015 – When retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Charles Williams graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1972, little did he know his career would take him around the world, working with joint U.S. forces and foreign militaries onboard submarines, aircraft, surface ships and with Seabee and SEAL team units. […]
  • Southeast Alum Writing Feature Film to Honor Fallen Soldier, Brother

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 10, 2015 – Southeast Missouri State University alumnus and Jackson, Missouri, native Christopher Shank lost his first friend and younger 18-year-old brother Jeremy in September 2006 while serving his country in Iraq. Chris, then a 23-year-old Southeast student pursuing a career in movies, turned to writing a script to help deal […]