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

  • Southeast Alumna Offering Peek Into Entertainment Industry at ‘Hollywood Reporter’

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 4, 2015 — Southeast Missouri State University alumna Kimberly Speight Nordyke of Woodland Hills, California, spends her days interviewing the stars we all wished we knew — rubbing elbows with those only seen on the silver screen by most. Kimberly is the deputy editor for “The Hollywood Reporter” online department. In […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Making His Mark on Daytime Television

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 2, 2015 — Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Scott Tucker of West Hollywood, California, spends his days bringing you the on-air promotions for ABC Daytime, working on “General Hospital” and “The Chew.” Scott is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding On-Air Promotion and a five-time Daytime Emmy nominee. Scott is […]
  • Alumnus Following Family Tradition in Education Career

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 1, 2015 – As principal at Puxico Elementary, Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Nathan Wills of Bell City, Missouri, has followed in his family’s footsteps as a school administrator. Wills is a third generation administrator behind his mother who retired as a superintendent and his grandfather who was an elementary principal. […]
  • Ag Classroom Named for Aycocks; Gift Also Supports EDvolution, IRTC

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 28, 2015 – The Dr. Barry and Michelle Aycock AgXplore International Agriculture Classroom has been named in the Magill Hall of Science at Southeast Missouri State University. The naming honors the Aycocks of Parma, Missouri, who made a $25,000 gift to support program and equipment purchases, and research and experiential learning […]