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Campus News

  • Southeast Regents Extend Contract of President Vargas

    The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents voted at its July 27 meeting to offer Dr. Carlos Vargas a new three-year rolling contract to continue as President of Southeast Missouri State University. “Southeast Missouri State University has benefited greatly from the leadership of University President Vargas,” said Board President Edward P. Gargas. “He is [...]
  • Southeast Board of Regents to Meet on July 27

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Board of Regents will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 in Academic Hall in Room 143 on the University’s main campus in Cape Girardeau. The official notice, along with a tentative meeting agenda, can be viewed at The tentative agenda also includes a vote to close part of the [...]
  • Southeast 2021-22 McNair Scholars Complete Summer Research Institute

    Eleven Southeast Missouri State University students in the TRIO/McNair Scholars Program recently completed a two-week Summer Research Institute as part of the 2021-22 McNair cohort. During the Summer Research Institute, students connected with one another and learned exciting new topics, including the importance of academics, mental wellness, financing their education and information about navigating the [...]
  • Southeast Dance Graduate Earns Selective Spot at Cirque du Soleil Training Program

    Kyndall Walton, a recent graduate of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University, will soon attend a Cirque du Soleil training program at the San Diego Circus Center. Cirque du Soleil’s talent development program NexGen is a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and select talent training centers to [...]
  • Gov. Parson Signs Bill Designating Southeast with a Statewide Mission in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Visual and Performing Arts

    Gov. Mike Parson signed House Bill 297 (HB 297) into law on Tuesday, July 13, officially designating Southeast Missouri State University as an institution of higher education with a statewide mission in the areas of computer science, cybersecurity, and visual and performing arts. Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas was at the ceremony in Jefferson City [...]
  • Southeast Advancement Celebrates Successful Year

    The Advancement Division at Southeast Missouri State University is sharing a list of successes and achievements as it closes the book on their FY2021 (FY21) activities. Trudy Lee, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the University Foundation, recently provided an update to the University’s President and Board of Regents on activities and [...]


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