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Southeastern president (and his dogs) featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

President Burrage walking his dogs on campus.

President Burrage walking his dogs on campus.

DURANT, Okla. – Thanks to a couple of dogs, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is on the national map, so to speak.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage – and his rescue dogs Daisy and Sweetpea – are featured in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Four college presidents – Burrage and leaders from New York University, Moravian College (Bethlehem, Pa.), and Clarion University of Pennsylvania – are shown in photos with their respective dogs in sidebar stories written by Mary Bowerman. The photograph of Burrage walking his dogs was taken by Southeastern Assistant Director of University Communications Dan Hoke.

“Hey, Mr. President, the Dogs Are Out!’’ is the title of the sidebar about Burrage. It relates the story of the new Southeastern president preparing his speech for the Faculty-Staff meeting, only to be interrupted by a phone call informing him that his dogs were on the loose.

In the article, Burrage tells the writer that, “when I’m walking the dogs, students feel more comfortable coming up and talking. I want them to know I am someone they can approach and speak to about anything.”

The complete article may be viewed here