Southeast Missouri State University

The mission of Business Operations is to provide support services to students, faculty, staff and administration, which complement the academic and administrative environment, facilitate the educational mission and contribute toward effective fiscal management of Southeast Missouri State University. Business Operations falls under the umbrella of the Division of Finance and Administration. Laura Schupp serves as director of Business Operations.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

One University Plaza MS 2035 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Office location

Dearmont Hall, East Wing


(573) 651-2021



Business Operations Responsibilities

The Purchasing Department serves as the University's procurement function, which processes purchase orders, competitively bids all goods and services exceeding $3,000, and tracks the University's fixed assets. Sarah Steinnerd serves as the Purchasing Manager.

Follett Higher Education Group operates the University's Retail Bookstore Operation and provides clothing and educational products. Barbara Breedon serves as the Bookstore Manager.

Textbook Rental rents textbooks to undergraduate students--one of the few such programs in the nation. Laurie Taylor serves as the Manager of Textbook Rental.

University Insurance including liability, property, D&O, vehicle, and self-insured policies.