Vargas Speaks

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.


Focus on Southeast

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

Vargas Speaks - Episode 8

Dec 19, 2016
Southeast Missouri State University / KRCU

In this edition of the Vargas Speaks, Dr. Vargas discusses how the university is prepared for attacks on campus with the recent news of an attack on the Ohio State University campus in late November 2016. There was also discussion on the budget in the state of Missouri and what 2017's budget for Higher Education may look like.

In addition, we take a look back at the year 2016.

Vargas Speaks - Episode 7

Oct 25, 2016
Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Woods sat down with Southeast President Carlos on Tuesday, October 18 for their monthly conversation about issues and events impacting the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Woods began by asking the president about two reports of sexual assault on the campus in 2016 and the the university handles those situations. 

Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Woods spoke with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on September 20, 2016. They discussed several topics including the new Rust Center for Media and about the freshman enrollment increase for the fall semester.

Dr. Vargas said that the university is very excited about the new Rust Center for Media and noted its special significance for the Rust family. He noted, "It was the result of the efforts that Gary and Wendy's sons have put in motion to try to honor their father."

Southeast Missouri State University

On Thursday, August 18, Dan Woods sat down for his monthly conversation with Southeast President Carlos Vargas. It happened to be on move-in day at Southeast. Dr. Vargas and Dan talked about an increase in freshman attending the university and about the new Towers Cafe. He also told Dan about the two big goals for the university this year.

Vargas Speaks - Episode 5

Aug 22, 2016
Dan Woods / KRCU

Woods: It's a very busy time as we welcome students back for another semester and we have about a 10% increase in freshman I think you told me?