Vargas Speaks

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

Vargas Speaks: Episode 15

Feb 26, 2018
KRCU

In this edition of Vargas Speaks:

Dr. Vargas --
• Highlights recent successes at Southeast
• Explains the importance of accreditation and what it means
• Talks about the university's work in connecting with area employers
• Details some of the efforts in connecting directly with students
• Updates us on the budget for the university for FY18 and FY19

This interview was recorded on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Southeast Missouri State University

In this edition of Vargas Speaks:

• Update on the budget for the university for FY18

• 100,000 Strong for the Americas
(https://www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/100k/)

• Higher Learning Commission Strategy Forum
(https://www.hlcommission.org/Accreditation/aqip-strategy-forums.html)

Vargas Speaks: Episode 13

Aug 29, 2017
Southeast Missouri State University

In this edition of Vargas Speaks:
• A recap of eclipse activities at Southeast
• How Southeast is looking on headcount the first week of classes
• Update on the budget for the university for FY18 and the prospect of future cuts and how the university is addressing the budget challenges
• Update on retention and graduation rates
• Dr. Vargas talks about some of his short and long-term goals for Southeast
• Dr. Vargas shares some of the accomplishments he's most proud of after two years serving as president

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