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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 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.
  • 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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(870) 972-2093

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Engineering Advisory Council


ABET approved Engineering Criteria 2000 in November 1996, a radically new set of criteria for accrediting US engineering programs. The College of Engineering began preparing to meet the new criteria in early 2000 and formed the Engineering Advisory Council as an initial step.


Initially, the goal of the Advisory Council was to assist the College in defining the objectives and desired outcomes for the BSE degree program that fulfill our educational mission and best serve the needs of our constituents. After program objectives were defined in September 2001, the Advisory Council helped to structure an assessment process to evaluate whether or not these program objectives and their associated outcomes were being achieved. The process of defining, assessing, and periodically modifying program objectives and outcomes for the BSE degree program is a continuous process, and thus, the Advisory Council has a permanent role in guiding the BSE degree program at ASU.

With the recent expansion of programs in the College to include BSCE, BSEE, BSME, and MEM degree programs, the Advisory Council has been charged with additional, broader responsibilities to promote the overall mission of College of Engineering. The Advisory Council assists with activities such as guiding new program development, obtaining internships and permanent employment opportunities for graduates, making connections with regional employers that provide senior design projects, seeking funding sources for student projects and the capital campaign, and other tasks important to the College of Engineering.

Council Membership

Dewayne Allen
Allen Engineering Corporation
Paragould, Arkansas

Dr. Richard Warder, P.E
Dean, College of Engineering
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

Susan Merideth, P.E.
City Water & Light
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Tim Dunagan
Axis, LLC
Paragould, Arkansas

Chris Childers
Efficiency Manufacturing Group
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Gene Vance
Vance Construction Solutions
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Justin Smith
Nucor Steel
Blytheville, Arkansas


Student Members

Howard Earnhart, ME
David Mc New, EE

Faculty Members

R. C. Clifft, Ph.D., P.E.
Brad Edgar, Ph.D., P.E.
Robert Engelken, Ph.D., P.E.
Paul Mixon, Ph.D., P.E.
Jason Stewart, P.E.
Tom Parsons, P.E.