Southeast Missouri State names new president
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Carlos Vargas-Aburto will become the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State starting July 1.
The university announced its new president on Wednesday.
Vargas-Aburto is acting president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He was among four finalists for the vacancy created with the retirement of Kenneth W. Dobbins, who will leave on June 30. Dobbins has been president since 1999.
Vargas-Aburto became acting president at Kutztown University in July. He had been the university's chief academic officer since 2006.
Southeast Missouri State has about 12,000 students and is based in Cape Girardeau, with satellite campuses in other southeast Missouri communities.