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The president of Southeast Missouri State University is apologizing after he was captured on video drinking from a beer bong at a tailgate party in Carbondale.

Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents approved a contract extension for President Carlos Vargas.

The new three-year rolling contract runs through June 30th, 2021. The package does not include a salary increase or additional compensation.

Facing significant budget challenges, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider another major academic reorganization proposal.

Southeast Missouri State University is eliminating some jobs.

University President Carlos Vargas Tuesday announced the need to eliminate 35 to 40 vacant and currently filled staff positions over the next five months due to a nine percent reduction in state appropriations for FY18.

The president of Southeast Missouri State University was part of a delegation from the Show Me State that traveled to Cuba recently on a trade mission.

Carlos Vargas met with Cuban officials to pursue higher education partnerships related to academic and research projects.

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Southeast Missouri State University continued a tradition Thursday that has gone by the way side for the most part in higher education.

The Cape Girardeau institution held an inauguration ceremony for its new president, Carlos Vargas, who assumed control of the university last July.

Southeast Missouri State University is about to inaugurate its new President.

The daylong event will conclude with the inauguration ceremony for Carlos Vargas Thursday afternoon on the Cape Girardeau campus.

Racial tension recently at the University of Missouri Columbia put a national spotlight on diversity education and making all students feel welcome.

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Southeast Missouri State University hired Dr. Carlos Vargas as its 18th school president in March. The longtime educator officially took over the position on July 1st from Dr. Ken Dobbins, who had led the Cape Girardeau based school since 1999. WSIU's Brad Palmer talked with Vargas about his first full-time university leadership position.