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Southeast Missouri State University

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.

Comprehensive Campaign Announced

The Southeast Missouri University Foundation has announced a $40 million comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the University’s history, to directly support current and future students.

The campaign, named “Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Success,” is focused on increasing scholarships and supporting programs and renovations that benefit students.

Read more about the announcement

Foundation News

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

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

    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 […]
  • Regents Approve New University Identity and Branding Recommendation

    CAPE 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, […]
  • Regents Approve Conceptual Design for First Phase of Greek Village

    Administration to Explore Financing, Negotiate Lease Terms with Chapters CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Feb. 28, 2015 – Conceptual designs for the first phase of a new Greek Village at Southeast Missouri State University were approved today by the University’s Board of Regents, which also directed the administration to explore financing options and negotiate lease terms with […]