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.

Southeast Missouri University Foundation Campaign Nets $49.2 Million

Foundation News

  • 1,327 to Receive Degrees at Southeast’s Spring Commencement

    A total of 1,327 students – 1,051 undergraduate and 276 master’s and specialist students – will receive degrees at Southeast Missouri State University’s spring commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 14 in the Show Me Center. Dr. Tamela Randolph, chair of the Department of Mathematics and professor of mathematics at Southeast, will deliver the commencement address. […]
  • Five Alumni to Receive 2016 Young Alumni Merit Awards

    The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association has selected five alumni to receive the University’s 2016 Young Alumni Merit Awards. The five will be honored at a commencement luncheon at 11:45 a.m. May 14 in the Student Recreation Center-North. Alumni to receive the award are: Daniele Cerone-Griffin of St. Louis, Missouri; Dr. Damien Myers of […]
  • Southeast Alum Creates Bequest to Inspire Young Teachers

    Charles Robert “Bob” Depro of Sikeston, Missouri, loves the moments when knowledge and understanding collide. “When you see in a student’s eyes that ‘click’ and it makes sense, and they’re excited about something, that makes it all worth it,” said Depro. Depro is a part-time history instructor at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston, but his love […]
  • Southeast to Inaugurate Dr. Carlos Vargas as 18th University President

    Southeast Missouri State University will affirm its past, define its purpose and look to the future when it inaugurates Dr. Carlos Vargas as the 18th president of the University May 5 in the Show Me Center. The inauguration is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. with a reception to follow till 5 p.m. The campus-wide event is […]