January 10, 2023

SEC Representatives Extend Conference’s Global Footprint

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

In October 2022, representatives from nine Southeastern Conference universities traveled to Africa to focus on student recruitment in Ghana and Senegal. Led by Louisiana State University, the group met with close to 3,000 students along with counselors, parents and U.S. ambassadors.

“Partnerships should be at the core of everything we do as international educators,” said Samba Dieng, Senior Internationalization Officer & Executive Director of LSU International Programs in a press release prior to the trip. “This intentional partnership will make the SEC the primary destination for students from Sub-Saharan Africa.”

See photos from the trip and learn more about the initiative at the link below:


SEC institutions have been collaborating with one another in a similar manner since 2005, spanning a wide range of initiatives from leadership development to student recruitment. One SEC collaboration focuses on domestic student recruitment via the SEC College Tour. This effort first began in 2009 and is administered by the SEC’s enrollment and admissions professionals. The success of this collaboration led SEC leaders to discuss expanding the Conference’s reach and impact within the international market, and the SEC hosted a virtual international tour in the spring of 2022.