The leadership of Southeast Missouri State University is comprised of dedicated professionals and accomplished scholars. The University is governed by a Board of Governors appointed by Missouri’s governor. The University is led by a University president, whose Executive Staff directs divisions and units across campus.
Office of the PresidentSoutheast Missouri State University’s President Carlos Vargas has spent nearly four decades in higher education at a variety of universities in the United States. His focus as Southeast’s president has been on student success with specific goals set for retention and graduation rates.
Board of GovernorsThe Board of Governors has primary responsibility for the governance of Southeast Missouri State University. Board members are appointed by the Missouri governor. Each Board member makes a commitment of time and energy to support the University.
Executive StaffExecutive Staff report directly to the president and includes Academic Affairs, Intercollegiate Athletics, and four administrative divisions—Finance & Administration, Enrollment Management & Student Success, Equity, Access, & Behavioral Health, and University Advancement — as well as two members of the president’s staff.