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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Chief Information Officer

Instructor of Computer & Information Technology


  • University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Post Graduate Study, Information Technology
  • Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR., MBA
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX., Post Graduate Study, Industrial Engineering
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX., B.S., Industrial Engineering
  • South Plains College, Levelland, TX., A.S., Applied Science

Teaching Specialties

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Management Information Systems
  • Micro Computer Applications
  • On-Line and Distance Learning Methods for Faculty


  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • New Media Consortium (Online Learning & Distance Education)
  • Sloan Consortium for Online & Distance Education


As part of the College of Business outreach, Torres was the key member of a high-tech company start-up where he helped create a software outsourcing company called Rural Sourcing, Inc. and developed it to $1.2 million of annual sales in 24 months. In addition to being on the cover of Computer World magazine in 2005 he was interviewed in many of the 55+ national publications where Rural Sourcing, Inc. was featured and he presented the replicable business model at over 19 technology conferences and economic development speaking engagements.

Prior to moving to Northeast Arkansas, Henry was an information technology executive specializing in areas of distribution, logistics, store operations and e-commerce. His career included executive positions with Wal-Mart, Neiman-Marcus, CSK Auto and Frederick's of Hollywood. While at Wal-Mart, he worked in warehouse administration, store operations, Sam's Club and the Latin America division. While at both CSK Auto and Frederick's he held positions as Sr. Vice President, CIO. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the e-commerce channel for Frederick's and was part of an Internet start-up in Silicon Valley San Jose, CA.

Torres serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations including Accelerate Arkansas; Commerce Capital Development Company, LLC; The United Way; and Hispanic Community Services, Inc.; He resides in Jonesboro, AR with his bride and their three young daughters.

Henry Torres

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-4238
F: (870) 972-3131


Building: Library
Room: 301

Alternative Contact

Christine Perry
P: (870) 972-3416