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A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. 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 closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • 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 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.

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(870) 972-3820

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Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness


Brent Cox is an Assistant Professor of Disaster Preparedness Emergency Management at Arkansas State University. Brent holds degrees from Arkansas Tech University (BS in Emergency Administration Management and MS in Homeland Security Emergency Management (2012).

He has completed numerous courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston Alabama and the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg Maryland to include instructor certification in nine FEMA training programs. Brent holds a law enforcement certification and commission through the State of Arkansas and has served in many Law Enforcement capacities. He served six years as the director of Security and Emergency Management for a Northeast Arkansas Medical Center. He holds credentials as a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional and a Hazardous Material Technician. Brent is employed as a Special Government Employee with the Disaster Medical Assistance Team as the Safety and Security Specialist for the State of Arkansas. He serves, and has served on numerous committees in Greene County including the Community Fund executive board, Blue Ribbon Jail Committee, Loose Caboose Chairman, Leadership Paragould board, and Training Coordinator for Northeast Arkansas Hospital Emergency Management committee. Brent volunteers with the Greene County Rescue Squad and is an active Deacon at the Westview Baptist Church in Paragould, AR.

Brent Cox

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P: 870-680-8286
F: 870-972-2954


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  • Bachelors of Science in Emergency Administration Management, Arkansas Tech University
  • Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Black River Tech