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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.

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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Executive Director, Student Affairs Facilities and Construction


  • M.A., Ball State University, 1986
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 1985
  • A.A., Kaskaskia College, 1982


Has attended conferences and participated in ACUI, ACPA, ACUMA, NACA, NACAS, COSGA, NIRSA, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.


Randall Tate joined ASU in 1997 as associate dean/director of Student Union. He oversaw the expansion of student service programs, renovation of the ASU Pavilion, and was a key factor in the construction and renovation of the Reng Student Union. Since 2000, he initiated the Global Student Leader Program and has been a leader in the establishment of many traditions at ASU including Order of the Pack, ASU Pride Day, Spirit Flag, High School Leadership Conference, and Community Fair.

As dean of Student Leadership and Development, he oversaw the opening of the expanded Reng Student Union and new Leadership Center, and worked to create an employment position and later office space for the Multicultural Center. He spearheaded the planning and construction of the Red WOLF Center and related reallocation of space for associated programs. He coordinates the Student Advisory Council, comprised of top student leaders and staff.

Prior to his time at ASU, Randall worked with student services programs at SIU-E and later at University of Texas at Austin.

As Executive Director, Randall currently oversees construction and upkeep of all Student Affairs facilities. He serves on the Staff Senate Performance Awards and Recognition Committee.