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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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Jill Simons


Dr. Jill Simons

Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies

Phone: (870) 972-3574



Heather Brake


Heather Brake

Assistant Director for Residence Education

Phone: 870-972-2042


Lance G. Bryant


Dr. Lance G. Bryant

Associate Dean of College of Education and Behavioral Science

Professor, Physical Education Teacher Education

Phone: (870) 680-8101

Office: HPESS Complex, 233


Carl Cates


Dr. Carl Cates


College of Liberal Arts and Communication

Phone: 870-972-3973

Office: Humanities & Social Sciences, 1002


Terry Finney


Terry Finney

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

Phone: 870-972-2310

Office: Reng Student Union, 2078


Maurice Gipson


Dr. Maurice Gipson

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity

Office: Administration Building, 238A


Anne Grippo


Dr. Anne Grippo

Interim Dean

Professor of Biology

Phone: 870-972-3493

Office: Lab Science West, 552


Russ Hannah, Ed.D.


Russ Hannah, Ed.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance


Phone: 870-972-3303

Office: Administration Building, 222


Shane Hunt


Dr. Shane Hunt

R.M. “Bob” Wood Endowed Professor in Sales Leadership and Professor of Marketing


Melissa Jackson


Melissa Jackson


Wilson Advising Center

Phone: 870-972-3001


Donald (Bud) Kennedy


Dr. Donald (Bud) Kennedy

Associate Dean

Professor of Animal Science

Phone: (870) 972-3704

Office: Agriculture, 227


Erin Lynn


Erin Lynn

Academic Advisor

Phone: (870) 972-3574

Office: Dean B. Ellis Library, 143


Bill Smith


Dr. Bill Smith

Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications

Phone: (870) 972-2169

Office: Administration Building, 103


Martha Spack


Martha Spack

Director of Leadership Center

Phone: 870-972-2056

Office: Reng Student Union, 2067


Stacy Walz


Dr. Stacy Walz

Chair, Clinical Laboratory Science

Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science

Phone: (870) 680-8596

Office: Eugene W. Smith Hall, 101A


Jim Washam


Dr. Jim Washam

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Associate Professor of Finance

Phone: 870-972-3960

Office: Business, 101B


Karen J. Wheeler


Dr. Karen J. Wheeler

Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Phone: (870) 972-2030