That was Then, This is Now

That was Then, This is Now

2014 Winter Commencement

In his 16 years as president of Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins has seen the University through a transformation on every level. Here’s a look at how Southeast and the world in which we educate changed during his tenure. 

 

 

That was Then, This is Now

In 1999: The world feared Y2K and a global Internet meltdown.
In 2015: We carry computers in our pockets and on our wrists!


 

In 1999: George Lucas introduced us to Star Wars Episode One.
In 2015: J.J. Abrams gives audiences Star Wars Episode Seven.


 

In 1999: Napstar debuted.
In 2015: We listen to Spotify free of legal action.


 

In 1999: Everyone was reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
In 2015: Everyone has read all seven of Harry Potter books, seen the eight movies and visited the theme park at Universal Studios.


 

In 1999: The human population surpassed six billion.
In 2015: The human population is more than 7.3 billion.


 

In 1999: Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France.
In 2015: Lance Armstrong has none of his seven Tour de France titles.


 

In 1999: MySpace was introduced to the Internet.
In 2015: Kids are flocking to Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat to escape parents on Facebook.


 

In 1999: We used Microsoft Encarta for research.
In 2015: Hello Wikis!


 

In 1999: We took notes from an overhead projector.
In 2015: Textbooks are digital files.


 Southeast: Then & Now

Enrollment:

1999: 8,869
2014: 12, 087

African-America Enrollment:

1999: 419
2014: 1,022

International Enrollment:

1999: 209
2014: 1,061

Degrees Awarded:

1999/2000: 1,548
2013/2014: 2,116

Freshmen Retention:

1999: 67.9%
2013: 72.7%

Incoming Freshmen with GPA 3.0 or Greater

1999: 61.99%
2014: 79.83%

Residence Halls:

1999: 7
2014: 12

Student Recreation Center:

1999: 1 Facility with 90,000 square feet
2014: 3 Facilities with 120,000 square feet

Student Scholarships and Grants

1999: $9,191,758
2014: $32,143,153

Athletic Awards

1999: $1,577,545
2014: $3,193,625

Mascot

1999: Indians
2015: Redhawks

Logo

1999:       LOGO_SEMO Dome Black [Converted]

 

2015: Primary Logo-2 ColorRGB (1)

 

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