Vargas Speaks/Focus on Southeast

Each month, KRCU sits down with Dr. Carlos Vargas, President of Southeast Missouri State University, to discuss happenings at the institution as well as Higher Education broadly.

A taping of "Focus on Southeast"
Credit Marcus Painton / Southeast Missouri State University

The video companion to Vargas Speaks is called Focus on Southeast. You can watch monthly episodes by clicking on the links below.

September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
February 2017
March 2017
Late March 2017
May 2017
November 2017
December 2017
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
July 2018
August 2018

Vargas Speaks: Episode 19

Jul 27, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

On this edition of the program, Dr. Vargas talks about the FY19 budget; marketing the university to potential students; the success of "An American Hero"; previews the 2018-2019 River Campus season and he provides a re-cap of Governor Parson's visit to the Barton Agriculture Research Center on June 13, 2018.

This show was recorded on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Vargas Speaks: Episode 18

May 14, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

In this edition of the program, Dr. Vargas talks about the institutional restructuring that is currently taking place at Southeast. He discusses what outcomes he would like to see after restructuring and what it means for the university.

In addtion, Dr. Vargas talk about university funding and how the institution is looking ahead to meet potential funding challenges in the future.

He also talks about challenges and opportunities facing not only Southeast but Higher Education in the near future and how to be successful and thrive in the years to come.

Vargas Speaks: Episode 17

Apr 24, 2018
Dan Woods / KRCU

In this edition of the program, Dr. Vargas talks about the new pet friendly community coming to Southeast in Fall 2018 and the new dean of the Harrison College of Business, Dr. Alberto Dávila of Edinburg, Texas. 

Senator Claire McCaskill Office (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)

We sat down with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, for our monthly conversation on the television program "Focus on Southeast."

Dr. Vargas told us about his visit with U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in March where they discussed ways to help keep college more affordable.

The complete interview is available here.

Southeast Missouri State University

In this episode of the program, Dr. Vargas --

• Talks about Catapult Creative House's new computing stations
• Shares the recent news about the musical "An American Hero" being selected to be performed at the New York Music Festival
• Details the agreement between Southeast and Sinclair Community College that is focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)
• Tells us about a recent meeting he had with Senator Claire McCaskill and their discussion about ways to make college more affordable

This interview was recorded on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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