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

  • Dr. Gwinn M. Lovel Scholarship Established at Southeast

    The Dr. Gwinn M. Lovel Memorial Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Ralph and Mary Kay Belter of Seadrift, Texas, made a $15,000 gift to the Foundation to establish the award in memory of Dr. Gwinn M. Lovel, Mary Kay’s brother. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled […]
  • Southeast EDvolution Center’s Makerspace Named for Smiths

    The Southeast Missouri University Foundation today announced receipt of a major gift from Dr. Shelton “Butch” and Glenda Smith of St. Louis, Missouri, in support of Southeast Missouri State University’s College of Education and Southeast’s student teacher candidates. To honor the long-time service and philanthropy of the Smiths, the University has named the EDvolution Center’s […]
  • Southeast Regents Extend Contract of President Vargas

    The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents voted June 26 to offer Dr. Carlos Vargas a new three-year rolling contract to continue as President of Southeast Missouri State University.  The vote was unanimous with all six Regents voting to approve.  According to Board President Jay B. Knudtson, the new contract, effective July 1, 2017, […]
  • Southeast Alumna Honored in Norfolk’s Inside Business 40 Under 40

    “If you get out of school and find yourself working in a field that you’re not sure you want to work in for the rest of your life… get out and find something that is your passion.” So says Julie Suedmeyer-Buller, a Southeast Missouri State University alumna, who is a testament to that advice. After […]


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