Arkansas State University-Newport Chancellor Sandra Massey has been elected to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) represents the nation's 1,051 community colleges and is governed by a 32-member Board of Directors.
Dr. Tom Risch has been named vice provost for research and technology transfer and the executive director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University. He served in an interim capacity in both areas during this academic year.
Dr. Alan Utter accepted the offer to become the next Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Arkansas State University, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced. Currently serving as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, Utter previously was the vice provost for research at Appalachian State University. He succeeds Dr. Lynita Cooksey, who is retiring.
Forging a new international relationship for Arkansas State University, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse met with officials of the American University of Malta last week to conclude a new dual-degree and global classroom location for A-State.
Leaders of Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro today updated the ASU Board of Trustees on growth of the institution and its role in the development of a model city in Mexico. Dr. David Ray, vice rector of Campus Queretaro, said the focus remains on student recruitment and retention while commercial development of a community around the campus ramps up.
Executives with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas visited Arkansas State University Thursday to present an $89,000 grant to the College of Nursing and Health Professions for a pediatric simulator.
College of the Ouachitas in Malvern will become the newest member institution of the Arkansas State University System on January 1 under a merger agreement approved and executed today.
A former member of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has completed a $1 million gift to Arkansas State and announced the commitment toward a new $1 million gift to support agricultural research. Through the Judd Hill Foundation Trust, Board Trustee Emeritus Mike Gibson is establishing the Judd Hill Student Research and Innovation Endowment, which compliments his previous Judd Hill Agricultural Faculty Excellence Fund.
The College of the Ouachitas (COTO) Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to join the Arkansas State University System. Subject to approval of the ASU Board of Trustees and the Higher Learning Commission, COTO would become the sixth member institution in the ASU System. Located in Malvern, COTO enrolls nearly 1,700 students annually and has 110 full-time faculty and staff with an annual operating budget of more than $12 million.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed Dr. Tim Langford of Little Rock, a 1983 graduate of Arkansas State University, to a second five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees.
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