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Category: President’s Message

International Students and the American Legacy

By Dr. Kent J. Ingle President, Southeastern University Published in The Ledger, July 11, 2018 One of the hallmarks of American higher education is the unique combination of openness to all, protection of new ideas and emphasis on critical thinking. These core values help build a robust and dynamic academic system in ... More


A Call for Action on Immigration

By Dr. Kent J. Ingle President, Southeastern University Over the past year, we have seen our nation become more outraged and divided on the topic of immigration. Parties have disagreed and have failed to come up with a permanent solution for Dreamers. In just the past few days, we have seen the inhumane act of families being torn apart at the U.S. and ... More


SEU Community Address – Hurricane Irma

The Southeastern University community is continuing to pray and give resources to support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Below is an update and expression of gratitude from our president, Dr. Kent Ingle, for everyone who worked to keep our campus and students safe before, during and after the storm. [embed]https://vimeo.com/234055354[/embed] SEU Community ... More


Hurricane Irma: A Note from Dr. Ingle

SEU Community, This morning I am incredibly grateful for God’s protection over our SEU community and campus as we weathered Hurricane Irma. The storm passed through Lakeland late last night as a Category 2 hurricane. It’s during times like this that our faith is strengthened and we are truly reminded of what’s most important to us – the safety and well-being of our families and friends. First and foremost, ... More


Hurricane Harvey: A Call to Respond

By Kent J. Ingle, D.Min. President Southeastern University Over the weekend, the city of Houston and the communities of the Southeastern portion of Texas were hit by Hurricane Harvey, which brought over 130 mph winds and more than 56 inches of rain. This rainfall is the largest recorded total in the history of the state of Texas, and the Colorado River, which surrounds the city ... More


August 28, 2017

A Response to Charlottesville

By Kent J. Ingle, D.Min. President Southeastern University Over the weekend, the city of Charlottesville experienced an unprecedented act of hate. After hours of clashes between a rally of white supremacists and counter-protesters, one of the members of the white supremacist group drove his car into the crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring over 20 people. Many of these people are still ... More


August 15, 2017

A Call to Action – Responding to Recent Violence

By Kent J. Ingle, D.Min. President Southeastern University There is no doubt that our nation is facing some extraordinary challenges as the racial divisions that we have seen this past week continue to fuel acts of senseless violence. By now we’ve all witnessed the shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Dallas. As our country continues to experience an increased number of violent incidents ... More


Dreaming Is Just the Beginning

What is a dream? Is it just a fantasy or wishful thinking? Or is it something more than that? For every university student and every emerging leader, a dream is definitely something more than just make-believe. Your dream is your direction. It’s where you want to go, who you want to be and what you want to do. It’s your map for generating transformation and cultivating an environment ... More


April 26, 2016