A-State Hosts National Red Wolf Species Survival Plan Meeting, Considers Breeding Facility in Jonesboro
Arkansas State University in July will host the national organization that manages efforts to grow the critically endangered American red wolf population as the university considers development of an educational breeding facility in Jonesboro.
The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees approved the academic reorganization of the areas of agriculture and engineering as a part of its May 31 meeting. To take advantage of growth in interest both from students and industry, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse advocated the creation of a College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Flat overall spending and increased security measures highlight the Arkansas State University System budget for 2018-19, which was approved today by the Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on the ASU Mid-South campus. ASU System President Chuck Welch said the system’s $282 million budget is an increase of just 0.3 percent compared with a year ago and it includes new state funding for some campuses from the higher education productivity formula. None of the campuses will increase in-state tuition next fall, while four of the campuses will raise fees targeted mostly for increased security measures.
Windgate Charitable Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Bradbury Art Museum (BAM) at Arkansas State University, another major step in its continuing philanthropic support to the museum and its educational mission.
Neil Griffin, a graduate and generous philanthropic supporter of Arkansas State University, will join an elite group of alumni when he receives an honorary doctoral degree during A-State’s spring commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 12, in the First National Bank Arena. The ASU Board of Trustees voted to confer the Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of Griffin’s contributions to higher education.
Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch today announced the selection of Dr. Jennifer Methvin, who previously spent 23 years in Arkansas higher education, as the next chancellor of ASU-Beebe.
Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch announced today that three candidates have been invited to interview for the position of chancellor at ASU-Beebe: Dr. Jason Goodner, Dr. Jennifer Methvin and and Roger Moore.
College of Business Named for A-State Alumnus Neil Griffin; Largest Individual Gift in A-State History
Arkansas State University alumnus Neil Griffin of Kerrville, Texas, has made a historic $10 million gift to his alma mater. In recognition of the largest individual gift to an academic program, the university requested from the ASU Board of Trustees approval to rename the business college as the Neil Griffin College of Business. Earlier today, the board voted unanimously to bestow the honor on the 1948 alumnus of Arkansas State.
Huron Consulting Group today outlined a series of recommendations to the Arkansas State University System that would increase revenue, cut costs and improve efficiencies. A summary of the Accelerate ASU study findings was presented to members of the ASU Board of Trustees at its meeting on the ASU-Beebe campus.
ASU System president announces the appointment of a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the process of choosing the next Chancellor of ASU-Beebe.
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