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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

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 decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • 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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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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University Police
(870) 972-2093

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David R. (Dave) McKinney

Director of Parking Services


  • Ed.D., Arkansas State University, 2014
  • Ed.S., Arkansas State University, 2010
  • M.A. (Biblical Studies), Luther Rice University, 2010
  • M.A. (Political Science/Public Administration), Arkansas State University, 2008
  • B.S., (Personnel Management), Arkansas State University, 1983

Professional Credentials

  • Certified Administrator of Public Parking (University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 2013)


  • International Parking Institute
  • Midwest Campus Parking Association
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
  • American Society for Public Administration


David R. (Dave) McKinney is the director of Parking Services at Arkansas State University and has held the position since April of 2002. Prior to joining the staff at ASU, he was employed as the shipping manager at Ashley Lighting, Inc., in Trumann, Arkansas. Dave has a total of 20 years of administrative experience in both private and not-for-profit organizations in Arkansas and Texas. He has served for several years as a senator with the ASU Staff Senate including two years as president. Dave is currently a member of the Staff Senate Executive Committee and the Shared Governance Oversight Committee at ASU.