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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.

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.

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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Chief of University Police Department


  • B.S Accounting, Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • Senior Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Certified Police Traffic Radar Instructor
  • Certified A.L.I.C.E. Instructor


  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Arkansas Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police


Chief Martin began his professional career in Law Enforcement in 1991 at the Greene County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department serving in several positions. In 1996, he joined the Arkansas State University Police Department as patrolman. He was promoted to investigations sergeant in 1998. In 2005, he was promoted to lieutenant in administration overseeing all divisions of the agency and reporting directly to the Chief of Police. He was appointed interim Chief of Police in 2010 and was permanently appointed to the position in August, 2011.

Chief Martin has served on several campus and shared governance committees including the Staff Grievance Committee, University Planning (budget) Committee, Higher Learning Commission on Accreditation Steering Committee, Centenial Committee, Mascot Steering Committee, and the prestigious Wilson Student Awards Committee, to name a few. He has served as member or ex-officio member of the ASU Staff Senate from 2005 until 2012. He was elected president of ASU Staff Senate in 2007-2008 and again in 2009-2010.

He served as adjunct instructor for the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy from 2005 until 2011. He also has served as an advisory member of CiNet, the parent corporation of the Law Enforcement Training network based in Dallas, Texas.