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University Foundation

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.

A Board of Directors oversees the work of The Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Membership includes many Southeast alumni, regional business leaders, and supporters of the University. Each year, new members are elected to this dedicated group of volunteers.

Foundation News

    Southeast Announces Spring 2020 Graduates

    Southeast Missouri State University has announced its spring 2020 graduates. A listing of graduates is available here. Congratulations to Southeast’s newest alumni!

    Southeast Alumnus Named Iowa Medical Society President

    The Iowa Medical Society (IMS) recently named Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Dr. Brian Privett as its 171st IMS president. Privett, who hails from Kennett, Missouri, is an ophthalmologist residing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he has lived for nine years. He graduated from Southeast in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies [...]

    Southeast Alumna Receives MPA Outstanding Young Journalist Award

    The Missouri Press Association (MPA) last week honored Southeast Missouri State University alumna Katelyn Mary Skaggs of Festus, Missouri, as the recipient of its 2020 William E. James Outstanding Young Journalist Award. The award is given to two Missouri journalists under the age of 30 who have demonstrated excellence in the field of journalism and [...]

    Lee Named Vice President of University Advancement, Executive Director of Southeast Missouri University Foundation

    Dr. Trudy Lee has been named vice president of University Advancement and executive director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation effective immediately. Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast Missouri State University, announced the appointment today. Lee has been serving in this role in an interim capacity following the retirement of Bill Holland in 2018. Her [...]


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