Campus Memorial Service for Dr. C.P. Gause Planned for Wednesday, Oct. 9


The Southeast Missouri State University College of Education, Health and Human Studies will host a memorial service at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Rose Theatre to celebrate the life of Dr. C.P. Gause and his powerful influence on students and colleagues. A reception will follow.

Southeast faculty, staff and students are invited to the memorial service and reception, as is the local community.

Dr. Gause was chair of the Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education and professor of educational leadership at Southeast. He passed away Sept. 24, following a brief illness.

Funeral services for Dr. Gause will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Eau Claire Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

Memorials may be made online to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation to support Southeast’s EDvolution Center by visiting In the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box, enter “EDvolution: In memory of Dr. C.P. Gause.”  Checks may also be routed to the Foundation via mail at: “Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS7300, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.” Checks should be made payable to the “Southeast Missouri University Foundation.” In the memo portion, please indicate, “EDvolution in memory of Dr. C.P. Gause.” Memorials will also be accepted at the Oct. 9 service.