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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.

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.

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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Instructor - Economics


  • M.S., Agribusiness Management, Mississippi State University
  • B.S.A., Agriculture, Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Commodity Futures Markets


  • Winrock International
    • Nigeria (2012)


Mr. Stiles is a native of Arkansas, and grew up on a cotton and soybean farm in Lee County. He received a B.S. degree in agribusiness and economics at Arkansas State University in 1993. He earned a M.S. degree in agribusiness management at Mississippi State University in 1995. From 1996 through 1998, he was employed with Farm Credit Services of Eastern Arkansas and Farm Credit of Southwest Florida as a commercial lender providing working capital, intermediate term, and mortgage credit to agriculture producers and agribusinesses.

Scott joined the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture in 1999 and is based at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a 100 percent extension appointment. He provides individual assistance to row crop producers in the areas of farm management, commodity marketing, and agriculture policy. Scott frequently speaks at meetings around the Midsouth on commodity markets and is a contributing writer and analyst for many ag media publications