Presidential Partners

To join us as a Presidential Partner, use the form here.


Each year, the Presidential Partners award scholarships to Southeastern Students who meet the exceptional qualifications of the Partners. In 2012, the chosen students were Gwendolyn Simmons, representing the John Massey School of Business, Jonathan Rodriguez, representing the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and George Fritts, representing the School of Arts and Sciences.

Who We Are

Presidential Partners are the “Blue Ribbon” supporters of The Southeastern Foundation. They are from every walk of life, but they share a belief that Southeastern’s capabilities are valuable to our students and our region. Partners are active, optimistic people who are determined to make things happen.

How Presidential Partners Make a Difference

The unrestricted donations of the Partners are invested back into The Southeastern Foundation and used for projects and expenses that support students and Southeastern. These include scholarships for outstanding students, faculty and staff professional development, special projects for improving campus facilities, recruiting students and faculty, meeting short-term equipment needs, and hosting campus promotional events.
For instance, Presidential Partners support the True Blue Ambassadors, as they work to create service opportunities that put Southeastern in a very positive light to prospective students and the general public. Read about the most current Ambassadors here.

How to Be a Presidential Partner

When you donate at least $1,000 yearly to the Presidential Partners fund, you are a Partner to our students and our President. The Partners celebrate their good work each year at the Presidential Partners Dinner, where they meet the scholarship recipients, and learn more about the Partners’ accomplishments. Please use this form to join or call Kyle Stafford at (580) 745-3079.

Additional Membership Benefits

In addition to the satisfaction of contributing to a great cause, Partners are granted

  • 2 tickets to the Presidential Partners Gala in the fall.
  • 2 passes to all regularly scheduled home athletic events, which include preferred seats (chairbacks) in the beautiful Bloomer Sullivan Area.
  • Preferred parking for regularly scheduled Southeastern home football games.
  • A subscription to The Magnolia magazine.
  • Listing as a Presidential Partner in the Annual Report of The Southeastern Foundation.

To join us as a Presidential Partner, use the form here.

For more information about supporting Southeastern and The Southeastern Foundation as a Presidential Partner, contact:

foundation-logoKyle Stafford
Executive Director
University Advancement
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
(580) 745-3079

“It is a privilege to invite you to be a Blue Ribbon supporter of Southeastern by joining your neighbors as a Presidential Partner. Your unrestricted donation is needed and used for projects that can be accomplished in no other way. Please join us as we make a difference for our students and the University we love.”

-Kyle Stafford, Executive Director

University Advancement