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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 be closed on Thursday.
  • 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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(870) 972-2093

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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.