The College History Series
McNeese State Univeristy
Surrounded by live oaks and azales, McNeese State University has served Southwest Louisiana for over sixty years. Founded in 1939 by area businessmen and cattlemen, the university has grown and thrived side by side with the city of Lake Charles. Alumni, faculty, staff and students alike take pride in the heritage of their evolving university, and the city embraces the school as a treasured landmark of the community.