St. Louis Outreach Office Relocates to New Space

 CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 4, 2005ᾰThe Southeast Missouri State University St. Louis outreach office has relocated to new office space in Chesterfield, Mo. 

The University is sub-leasing two office spaces from Drake & Co., a nationally recognized not-for-profit association management organization, at 16020 Singley Ridge Road, near Highway 40 and Clarkson Road. 

The offices, located at the Association Headquarters Campus, will continue to give Southeast students, faculty, staff and alumni greater access to the University in the St. Louis area.  Southeast’s St. Louis outreach office formerly was located on Delmar Boulevard.  Steve Drake established Drake & Co.’s organizational headquarters in Chesterfield so several non-profit organizations and associations could come together under one roof and provide services for the community. 

The new offices will offer a shared copy center, IT support services, conference rooms available for meetings and gatherings and ample parking facilities. 

“Southeast is extremely committed to the St. Louis area, and the opening of our new facilities demonstrates that Southeast wants to continue to create a stronger presence within the St. Louis area,” said Dee Harvill, director of Corporate Relations for Southeast and associate director of development for the Harrison College of Business.  “We want everyone in the area to realize how important St. Louis is for the growth and success of the University.”

Harvill is responsible for development activities including corporate and alumni relations.  Also serving in the office is Erin Webb, Southeast admissions advisor, who is providing full-time admissions advising for the St. Louis County and St. Charles County public and private schools.  A full-time career specialist is also expected to be based out of the offices in the near future.   

Southeast ranks seventh out of 24 colleges and universities for having the greatest presence of alumni in and around St. Louis, with more than 15,000 Southeast alumni living in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  During the fall 2004 semester, more than 1,500 students at Southeast were from the St. Louis region.  In addition, nearly 50 percent of Southeast graduates move or return to St. Louis to begin their careers after graduation.

“We have already received numerous compliments from St. Louis area schools, parents and students in reference to the opening of the Chesterfield office,” said Debbie Below, director of Enrollment Management and Admissions.   “The University is well known for providing personal attention to its students. This new location emphasizes this commitment by giving us a place to work one-on-one with our future students and families.”

The office can be reached by calling (636) 449-5063 (admissions) or (636) 449-5064 (foundation and alumni relations).