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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Henry Torres

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