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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. 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. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • 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.
  • 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 Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

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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(870) 972-3820

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William Stripling

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership


  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
  • Ed.S., M.R.C., Arkansas State University
  • B.A., University of Tampa

Teaching Specialties

  • Program Coordinator for College Student Personnel Services Online Degree Program


  • Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • American College Personnel Association
  • Arkansas College Personnel Association
  • College Board


Dr. Rick Stripling, a veteran administrator at Arkansas State University, has been a leader in transforming the ASTATE campus. He provided leadership in the development of 14 student services construction projects valued at $150 million. Projects include the Reng Student Union, WOLF Center (health and wellness facility), Student Health Center, student residence halls, three living-learning communities, and Greek Village. He is responsible for general oversight of the Student Affairs Division which includes 13 major departments and over 160 employees. He oversees an annual service budget of $162 million.

Dr. Stripling also serves as Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and is program coordinator for the College Student Personnel Services online degree program. He holds a doctorate in Student Personnel in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.