News conference to announce selection of the 18th President of Southeast Missouri State University
Speaking at the news conference will be:
Jay B. Knudtson, President
Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents
Doyle L. Privett, Chair
Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee
Southeast Missouri State University...
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....
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, 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....
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....
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 Greek organizations.
Final floor plans, site plans, construction cost estimates and financing options will be presented to the Board for approval at their May meeting....
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Feb. 28, 2015 – Chartwells Educational Dining Services has been awarded a one-year contract to provide dining services on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
The new contract award begins June 1 and will continue through May 31, 2016. The contract is renewable annually for nine years.
Under the new contract, Chartwells, has committed to making a $6.57 million capital investment to enhance programs and renovate facilities throughout the life of the contract, including expanding Chick-Fil-A and adding the Panda Express brand in the University Center, expanding Subway in the Scully Building and renovating the University Center kitchen and Towers Café servery....