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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 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 be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight'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 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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(870) 972-2093

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Dr. Richard Taylor

Professor of Finance


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • M.B.A., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • B.S., Arkansas State University - Jonesboro

Teaching Specialties

  • Business Finance
  • Investments

Research Interests

  • Stock and Bond Valuation
  • Asset Allocation
  • Macroeconomic Policy


  • Phi Beta Lambda
  • CFA Institution
  • CFA Society of Memphis


Richard is in his 26th year at ASU.  He has been a Professor of Finance since 1989.  Before coming to ASU, he was an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance for ten years at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.