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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Gov. Hutchinson Appoints A-State Alumna Christy Clark to ASU Board of Trustees


LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed Christy Clark of Little Rock, a 1992 graduate of Arkansas State University, to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees.

A McCrory native, Clark succeeds Ron Rhodes of Cherokee Village, who served two five-year terms on the board, most recently as chair. Her appointment expires in January 2023.

ASU System President Chuck Welch said Clark will bring a broad background in business and community service leadership to the board.

“Christy has deep roots in our state and clearly understands the importance of the ASU System institutions in the Delta and throughout Arkansas,” Welch said. “She and her husband are very successful business owners who understand the importance of a skilled and educated workforce. Christy is also a very active community volunteer who has spent many years serving our state. We’re proud to have another A-State alumna contributing to the growth and success of the ASU System.”

“I’m so honored to serve ASU and appreciate Governor Hutchinson for giving me this opportunity,” Clark said. “It’s been exciting to follow the momentum of the ASU System and its impact on the state. I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and Dr. Welch as we continue to grow and fulfill higher education needs for students.

Clark is controller of Clark Contractors LLC of Little Rock. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Arkansas State and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Professional memberships include the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

She is a founding member of the A-State Women’s Business Leadership Center, a 1924 Sustaining Life Member of the ASU Alumni Association and a member of Chi Omega. In addition, she is a life member of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, a life member of the CHI St. Vincent Auxiliary and a member of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary. She volunteers for the Lessons for Life Mentoring Program and serves as treasurer of the Little Rock Christian Academy Warrior Club Board of Directors.

Clark and her husband, William, will accept the 2018 Arkansas JDRF Imagine Gala Living & Giving Award on behalf of Clark Contractors on April 21.

The Clarks have three children: Will, Ben and Alex.

The ASU System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,300 students throughout Arkansas and includes Arkansas State University, a four-year research institution in Jonesboro with a campus in Queretaro, Mexico, and an instructional site in Paragould; ASU-Beebe, with additional campuses in Heber Springs and Searcy and an instructional site at the Little Rock Air Force Base; ASU-Mountain Home; ASU-Newport, with additional campuses in Jonesboro and Marked Tree; and ASU Mid-South in West Memphis. For more information about the ASU System, visitASUSystem.edu or follow on Twitter @ASUSystem.

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Christy Clark

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