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Robin Myers, chancellor emeritus, ASU-Mountain Home

ASU System Names Robin Myers Interim President

Trustees for the Arkansas State University System on Friday voted to name Robin Myers interim president, effective Jan. 15. Myers, the chancellor emeritus at the system’s Mountain Home campus, will […] read more >

Chuck Welch to Leave ASU System, Become CEO of the American Association of State Colleges

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities says Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch will become its new president and CEO effective Jan. 15. read more >

Trey Berry Appointed Chancellor at Henderson State University

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch appoints Trey Berry as Henderson State University’s next chancellor, effective Jan. 1. read more >

Bentley Wallace Named Chancellor of ASU-Mountain Home

Wallace, who has been president of South Arkansas College in El Dorado since 2020, assumes his new role on Aug. 1. read more >

ASU-Mountain Home Narrows Chancellor Search to 3

The finalists were chosen after a search committee reviewed 47 applications for the position. read more >
Todd Shields, chancellor of Arkansas State University
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ASU System Approves Plan for Veterinary School

The system also approved a new $8 million nursing building at ASU Three Rivers. read more >
Gary Harpole, left, and Christy Clark
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Gary Harpole, Christy Clark Appointed to ASU System Board

Harpole is a managing partner and director of development at Halsey Thrasher Harpole Real Estate Group in Jonesboro. read more >
Charles Ambrose, the new chancellor of Henderson State University 

ASU System Approves ‘Painful But Necessary’ Cuts at Henderson State

When asked if there was another way to address the college's financial crisis, Chancellor Charles Ambrose was blunt. "I don't have one," he said. read more >

Henderson State Plan Calls for Elimination of 25 Degree Programs

It also calls for 88 teaching positions to be cut, or about 37% of the school's instructional staff. read more >

Program Cuts, Layoffs Coming to Cash-Strapped Henderson State

The task, Chancellor Charles Ambrose said, is to redesign Henderson so that it “actually works for our most average students.” read more >
Maria Markham, director of the Arkansas Division of Higher Education
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Arkansas Colleges Shrinking, and ‘Cliff’ Still LoomsLock Icon

A recent college attendance dip in Arkansas doesn’t reflect the “enrollment cliff” that higher education leaders have harped about for years. It’s been more of a slow roll down to the edge. read more >
Melissa Taverner is the newly named president of Lyon College.
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Lyon College Plans Dental, Veterinary SchoolsLock Icon

Lyon College is developing plans for veterinary and dental medicine schools — which, if successful, would make them the first in-state schools of their kind. read more >

Michael Reinschmidt Named Director of ASU Museum

He has years of experience leading museums that focus on history and culture, particularly indigenous communities. read more >
Charles Ambrose, the new chancellor of Henderson State University 

Henderson State Gets OK for Deep Financial Cuts

Academic offerings are expected to shrink by 30% to 40%. read more >
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Price Gardner Appointed to 2nd Term on ASU System Board of Trustees

He's currently serving as the vice chair of the board. read more >
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Henderson State Announces Furloughs as Financial Troubles Persist

The university is also cutting pay for certain positions and eliminating others. read more >
Carpenter-Haygood Stadium at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia
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Permit Request Claims Henderson State Ready for AlcoholLock Icon

Sodexo Operations has asked the state for permits to serve alcohol at Henderson State University’s Garrison Center and Carpenter-Haygood Stadium in Arkadelphia. read more >
Scott Dendler of Assembled Products, the Small Company CFO of the Year, speaks at the awards luncheon in Little Rock on Nov. 3, 2021.
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Judy, McCaleb Get Lifetime Achievement Awards at CFO of the Year

Chief financial officers were also recognized in seven categories including small private companies, nonprofit organizations and education. read more >
Dave Wengel
Business Services / Education / Technology

iDatafy Plans Better Way to Link Employers, Talent

iDatafy of Little Rock has launched its SmartResume Certified Job Talent Marketplace, designed to connect employers to white- and blue-collar job seekers who actually have the skills they’re looking for. read more >
Arkansas State University’s campus in Querétaro, Mexico, which is set to graduate its first class this year.
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ASU to the RescueLock Icon

The Arkansas State University System assimilates troubled Henderson State in Arkadelphia and grants its first diplomas in Mexico. read more >