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Southeastern Athletics, North Oaks Health System Extend Partnership Through 2020-21

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Southeastern Athletics, North Oaks Health System Extend Partnership Through 2020-21

Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics and North Oaks Health System have agreed to extend their partnership through the 2020-2021 athletic season whereby North Oaks continues to serve as the official health care provider of Southeastern Athletics, SLU Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced on Wednesday.

North Oaks Health System and Southeastern Athletics have been long-time partners, but an increased commitment from the largest community-based health care organization on the Northshore will include the naming rights on the court of the University Center, which is home to the Southeastern men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball programs.

“North Oaks has and continues to be a huge supporter of not only Southeastern Athletics, but also the entire University,” Artigues said. “North Oaks and Southeastern Athletics have made a long-term commitment, and we are extremely happy about the future of our partnership. We truly appreciate the support of the North Oaks Board of Commissioners and its leadership team, led by President/Chief Executive Officer James E. Cathey Jr. and Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Michele Sutton, and are grateful for all they and the North Oaks staff do for our community.”

Cathey affirmed, “Southeastern is our University, and we are proud to have been asked to renew our longstanding commitment of being the official health care provider for athletics.”

SLU Lifetime Alumni member Michele Sutton added, “We love SLU and have many staff and volunteers who have deep ties and allegiances to the University. Athletics is just one of the many examples of the partnership between our two entities. It is our honor to work with our University to positively impact the quality of life of Louisiana citizens.”