Board of Regents

At the conclusion of Missouri's Regular 2021 Legislative Session, the General Assembly approved several bills which directly affect Southeast Missouri State University.

HB 297, sponsored by Rep. Wayne Wallingford, from Cape Girardeau, modifies provisions in previous house bills related to higher education.  

Southeast Missouri State University

A new vice president for finance and administration is coming to Southeast Missouri State University. 

Brad Sheriff served the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith as their vice chancellor for finance and administration. Starting on Aug. 1, Sheriff will be working alongside Kathy Mangels, who is the current vice president for finance and administration until she retires in the fall.

In his new role, Sheriff will be serving on the Executive Staff as the vice president for finance and administration.

Southeast Missouri State University


Operating budgets, the university calendar, and a new privately funded scholarship were the focus of the multi-pronged meeting of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents yesterday.

The regents approved a $139 million operating budget, for FY21, which begins on July 1, said Vice President for Finance and Administration Kathy Mangels. That amount is down 2.7% from FY20.

Mangels said the university is looking ahead based on various factors that are expected to affect the university.

Southeast Missouri State University

A new student representative has been appointed to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents.

According to a press release from Southeast, Lauren Kohn of Fenton will serve on the board until 2022. The student representative is a non-voting member.


Kohn is majoring in finance and minoring in Spanish. She is involved with the Jane Stephens Honors Program and the Finance and Economics Club.

Southeast Missouri State University

Following the wrap up of finals week at Southeast, and the completion of academic year that saw a number of limitations as students the COVID-19 pandemic forced off campus, a number of changes came out of the Board of Regents meeting on Friday, May 15th.

A news release from the university stated Southeast has instituted a no trespassing policy, which, in Missouri state statutes, forbids people to enter or remain in buildings, inhabitable structures, or other property.