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 2017

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?

Vargas Speaks - Episode 4

Jun 27, 2016
Southeast Missouri State University / KRCU

Let's start with some recent news about the rape case at Stanford University. In that case, there has been a national uproar because some have said the student convicted of assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus was too lenient.

This is a serious topic to be sure. I wanted to ask you how our university handles these types of situations and it just so happens that Southeast has produced a new brochure to help students and faculty navigate through this area. Why don't you tell us more about that.

Vargas Speaks - Episode 3

May 31, 2016
Dan Woods / KRCU

Dan Woods sat down with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on Wednesday, May 25 and talked about a range of topics including the Spring 2016 commencement, next year's budget for higher education in Missouri, how tuition rates at Southeast compare with other area institutions and an update on the Greek Village.

Woods: So, it's been a busy month...inauguration at the beginning of the month and then commencement and I understand we had a record-breaking number of graduates.

Vargas Speaks - Episode 2

Apr 25, 2016
Jason Brown / KRCU

Dan Woods sat down with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on Wednesday, April 20 and talked about a range of topics including the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on May 5 and updates on the Diversity Task Force and the search for a new Athletic Director.