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University Statements on the Death of Former Jonesboro Mayor Hubert Brodell


JONESBORO -- Former Mayor Hubert Brodell, who died today, was remembered by current and former university officials who issued statements as follows:

Dr. Chuck Welch, president of the ASU System:

"The Jonesboro of my childhood was shaped by the extraordinary efforts of Mayor Hubert Brodell.  Our city and our university are better because of his service.  He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Dr. Kelly Damphousse, A-State chancellor:

"Today many members of the university community who knew Hubert Brodell, former mayor of Jonesboro, are saddened by his passing.  Mayor Brodell assembled a significant record of service during his four terms, which were highlighted by population growth, economic and industrial development, improved streets and highways, and enhanced safety and security services for our citizens.  Arkansas State University joins with our partner, the City of Jonesboro, in offering our condolences to the family of one of our community's leading citizens."

Dr. Les Wyatt, professor and former president: 

"Mayor Brodell was a helpful advocate and counselor for A-State in the years we worked with him.  He gave us well-considered opinions, he had good humor and great stories, and we always found him to be accessible at any time. I appreciate especially that Mayor Brodell showed me the ways the community worked, and introduced me to so many persons who gave advice and encouragement.  He was a good friend and neighbor."

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