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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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Thomas J. Hill

Dean for Student Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor for Counselor Education
University of Florida

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Thomas Lionel Hill joined ROTC in the early 1970's at Arkansas State University. It was here, while earning a bachelor of science degree in education, that Hill's athletic excellence in high hurdles surfaced. In 1972 at the Olympics in Munich, Germany "High Hurdling Hill" brought home the Bronze for 110-meter high hurdles. As a distinguished military graduate, that same year, he received a bachelor of science degree and commissioned as a second lieutenant in ROTC. Hill was awarded Arkansas Amateur Athlete of the year, 1970-72. He served as assistant coach and Adjutant General Officer at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point from June 1972 to August 1976. Hill designed and supervised the academy's training program for track and field athletes.

He earned a master degree in 1976 from C.W. Post-Long Island University. From January 1982 to June 1985, Hill served as Coordinator of University College and Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Psychology, Arkansas State University. In 1985, he received his doctorate from the University of Florida and a honorable discharge from the Army. Dr. Hill's awards and honors include Arkansas State University Distinguished Alumnus, 1989; Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, 1984; Arkansas State University Sports Hall of Honor, 1982. Since 1993, Dr. Hill has served as Dean for Student Services and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, University of Florida.