Welcome to the Finance and Administration Division. 

Our primary mission is to provide supporting services to administration, faculty, staff, students and the public that facilitate the University's educational mission and complement its teaching and learning environment.

About the Division

  • Benefits

    Southeast offers details of its unique benefits plan for its employees including tuition assistance, dual career services, and discounts at local businesses. 

  • Budget Office

    The Budget office is part of the Financial Services Office and provides accurate and centralized budget and financial analytical services to assist the Board of Regents, senior administrative officers, and operating management in the effective management and monitoring of the financial resources of the University.  

  • Controller

    The Controller’s office is part of the Financial Services Office and provides professional accounting services to Southeast, manages purchasing, pays University invoices, and reports financial information in accepted accounting principles. 

  • Department of Public Safety

    The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides police staff to the University as well as manages parking, transit services, and emergency preparedness and safety.  

  • Facilities Management

    Southeast’s Facilities Management provides a wide range of services and works tirelessly to maintain campus buildings and landscaping to provide a high-quality standard of living, working, teaching, and learning.  

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources works to recruit and retain the highest quality of faculty and staff in pursuing the University’s mission. In addition, HR provides quality service to all employees, provides training new staff, and administers the benefits programs offered to employees.  

  • Information Technology

    The University’s Information Technology team can help with technology and equipment questions. IT manages the Southeast Portal as well as campus computer labs. It also provides a variety of information security, information systems, programming, and telecommunications services for campus.  

  • Payroll

    Southeast’s Payroll team is part of the Financial Services Office and manages faculty, staff, and student-worker payroll systems to make accurate and timely payments less appropriate deductions and maintains payroll record and reporting. 

  • Purchasing

    Purchasing is part of the Financial Services Office and assists University employees and vendors with the University’s purchasing policy and procedures, provides purchasing training to employees, and offers direct deposit options to University vendors. 

  • Research and Sponsored Programs

    The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides support services for the faculty and staff of Southeast Missouri State University in their pursuit of external funding for research, creative, service, and other scholarly activity.
  • Student Financial Services

    Student Financial Services assists students in all steps of the financial aid process. The team also assists students in paying their bill, with payment plan setup, and answering all financial aid questions. 

  • Show Me Center

    The Show Me Center is a multipurpose arena. It’s home to Redhawk Basketball and also hosts non-University events like expos, concerts, events and more. The Show Me Center is historically where Freshmen gather for their first day on campus at Convocation and is also home to their commencement as they graduate. 

University Forms

The Finance and Administration Division provides a variety of forms regarding policy, procedures, and guidelines, as well as health-related policies and requests.

Finance & Administration Team

The Division of Finance and Administration is led by Dr. Brad Sheriff. In addition to the units above which comprise the division, Dr. Sheriff also serves as the University's chief financial officer, serves as a member of the Executive Staff, and as treasurer for both the Board of Governors as well as the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. He leads a dynamic team of administrative professionals tasked with conducting the University's business operations.

Academic Hall 139
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3000
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701