Southeast Missouri State University


  • Media Advisory: News Conference to Announce Selection of the 18th President of Southeast Missouri State University

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015

    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...

  • Knudtson Succeeds Privett as President of Southeast Board of Regents

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015

    Jay Knudtson

    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....

  • Regents Approve New University Identity and Branding Recommendation

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015

    new dome logo-leftCAPE 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....

  • Regents Emphasize Affordable Access to Education in Vote on Room and Board Rates

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015

    CL-ResLifeCAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Feb. 28, 2015 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today set new room and board rates, effective with the fall 2015 semester.

    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....

  • Regents Approve Conceptual Design for First Phase of Greek Village

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015
    Greek Village aerialAdministration 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 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....

  • Regents Award Southeast Dining Services Contract to Chartwells

    Sun, 01 Mar 2015
    Chartwells Commits toLOC-ScullyCafe Expanding Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Adding Panda Express

    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....

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