Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University

A former member of the University of Central Missouri team has joined Southeast Missouri State University.

Dr. Michael Godard has been named Southeast’s new provost, and will serve as a member of the University President’s  Executive Staff and chief academic officer.


In a press release, President Dr. Carlos Vargas said they are pleased to welcome Dr. Godard to the Southeast community.


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Southeast Missouri State University will be getting a new website in 2020.

Plans were presented to make changes to the website at the Board of Regents meeting on May 10.

Director of university marketing, Tonya Wells, said they hope to award a contract for the project in June while they work to create new content for the site, while also carrying over some existing content.

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During their meeting on Friday, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents approved an increase in tuition and fees for the next fiscal and academic year.

In a press release, president Dr. Carlos Vargas said he’s aware that the increases are higher than those made in the past.

“Unfortunately, the increase is necessary to ensure that we are able to continue providing the high-quality programs that our students have come to expect from Southeast,” said Vargas.


The Budget

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It’s that time of year again for Southeast students - the time to decide whether the stuff they’ve collected in their dorms over the semester goes home or goes into the garbage.

One local organization hopes to offer another solution.

The Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri is urging students to: “Donate, don’t dump.”


This effort by the Community Partnership, formerly known as the Community Caring Council, is aimed at helping to improve the lives of local families in need.

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Missouri higher education will receive more funding under a tentative budgement agreement discussed Tuesday.

At a budget conference committee meeting, lawmakers agreed to added $1 million in core funding to colleges like University of Central Missouri, Southeast Missouri State University and Lincoln University.

The budget also includes $10 million for the UM Precision Medicine Initiative. In a change from previous years, universities will be able to give in-state tuition to students who are undocumented immigrants.