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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 decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday 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 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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Dean of Nursing & Health Professions and Interim Dean of College of Education and Behavioral Science

Professor of Physical Therapy


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Health Education, Administration Track, Temple University
  • Master's in Public Administration (MPA), University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas
  • Summer Work in Epidemiology, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Health Policy
  • Health Behavior
  • Women's Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Health Prevention and Promotion
  • Women in Sports


Susan Hanrahan, PhD is a Professor of Physical Therapy and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University. Susan holds degrees from the University of Kansas (BS in Physical Therapy and Master's in Public Administration) and Temple University (PhD in Health Education). She completed summer work at the University of Michigan in Epidemiology.

Her research interests are in adolescent health, women's health and health policy.

Susan is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Allied Health. She has held national leadership positions with the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Washington, DC and the Allied Health Research Institute, St. Louis. In Arkansas, she serves as Past Chair of the Steering Committee for the Regional Board Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), is a past Chair of the Health Policy Board, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Little Rock and serves on the Governor's Roundtable for Health Care. She is the Governor's representative on the Tobacco Settlement Commission and serves as Chair. She was also a member of the State Healthcare Workforce Planning Task Force. She was appointed by the Mayor Harold Perrin to the Comprehensive Planning Advisory Commission for the City of Jonesboro.

She also holds or has held positions on various boards in the Jonesboro community including the Center on Aging NE, Craighead County Community Foundation, St Bernards Women's Health, Our Kids Count Coalition, YMCA, American Heart Association, Regional Chamber of Commerce, Delta Symphony Orchestra, Women's Discovery Center, Hispanic Community Services Inc, Residential Housing and Health Care Facilities, City Water & Light, Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House Steering Committee and NEA Clinic Charitable Foundation. She was on the founding board of five of those organizations.