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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.

More Information
University Communications
(870) 972-3820

Emergency Contact
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.