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Office of the President

We Change Lives

Welcome to McNeese State University, one of the top regional universities in the south. McNeese was my first choice to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration. I have always believed that the people of McNeese are what set this university apart from the rest. I think you will find this to be true as well.

The dedicated faculty of our six colleges and graduate school are world renowned and not only prepare our students to have successful careers but they also make lifelong connections and provide mentorship to our students long after graduation.

McNeese is in the heart of Lake Charles, which means we have strong relationships with area businesses that provide our students with scholarships and internships. Our graduates are leaders around the world and our nurses, educators and engineers are the first choice of area hospitals, schools and refineries. Outside of the classroom, our campus has over 100 student organizations that promote leadership and community service and it is evident that our students are improving the lives of those in Southwest Louisiana.

We operate a 7,350 square-foot federally inspected meat processing and production facility that conducts applied research and prepares our students for a wide variety of careers in agriculture and food science. Our state-of-the-art model chemical plant, the only one in the University of Louisiana System, reproduces the most critical processes found in the chemical industry on a smaller scale that provides a safe training ground for our students. Multiple simulation labs are available for nursing students to practice and prepare for a lifetime of direct and indirect care to their patients. Graduate students in our applied behavioral analysis program, one of only 20 programs nationally accredited by Behavior Analysis International, complete their internships right here on campus with the McNeese Autism Program.

I hope you can see why McNeese is the first choice for thousands of new students every year. Please explore our website and I hope to see you on campus soon.

Dr. Daryl V. Burckel