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A-State Resumes Regular Weekend Hours

Arkansas State University has resumed regular weekend operation hours. For specific event schedule updates, please refer to the list below.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • 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 Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Department's Homepage.

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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Director of Counseling Center


  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1988
  • M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma, 1983
  • B.S., University of Central Oklahoma, 1981
  • Clinical Internship: University of California at Irvine, 1985-1986 (American Psychological Association Accredited)
  • Child Guidance Intern, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1985-1986

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Board Approved Psychology Supervisor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Associate Counselor Supervisor
  • Distance Counseling Certified


  • Arkansas Counseling Association
  • Arkansas Counselor Educators and Supervisors
  • American Psychological Association


Dr. Philip Hestand has served as ASU Counseling Center director since 2000. He has served as president of the Arkansas Counseling Association (1995), president of the Arkansas Counselor Educators and Supervisors Association (2003-2005), and president of the Arkansas College Counseling Association (2008-2009). Dr. Hestand received the Rosenthal Award for Outstanding Counselor Educator and Supervisor of the Year from the United States Marine Corps in 2002. He was appointed to the Board of Examiners in Counseling by Governor Bill Clinton for 1991-1995, and is currently appointed by Governor Mike Beebe for a second Board of Examiners term from 2012-2015.