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Georgia Educator Brendan Kelly Named President of ASU System

Kelly succeeds Chuck Welch, who left the system in January after nearly 13 years. read more >
Robin Myers, chancellor emeritus, ASU-Mountain Home
Education

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 >
Education

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 >
Education

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 >
Education

Bob Fisher Named Interim Chancellor of Henderson State

He's the former president of Belmont University, a private Christian university in Nashville, Tennessee. read more >
Education

Chuck Ambrose Stepping Down as Henderson State Chancellor

Ambrose joined Henderson as chancellor in November 2021 and led a restructure of its academic program and a major staff reduction that kept the university afloat while realigning its mission and resources. read more >
When Charles Ambrose became chancellor in 2021, Henderson was deep in debt and had “no cash,” he said.
Banking & Finance / Education

Henderson State Back From the Brink After Joining ASU SystemLock Icon

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia declared financial exigency in March 2022, one of the most drastic options open to colleges in deep budget trouble. read more >
Henderson State University in Arkadelphia declared financial exigency in March 2022, one of the most drastic options open to colleges in deep budget trouble.
Education

Henderson To Keep Its NameLock Icon

Despite joining the Arkansas State University System, Henderson State will keep its name. read more >
Charles Ambrose, the new chancellor of Henderson State University 
Education

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 >
Kelly Damphousse, chancellor of Arkansas State Univeristy in Jonesboro.
Education

ASU Chancellor Kelly Damphousse Resigns

He's taking a job at Texas State University that will bring him closer to friends and family. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

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 >
Banking & Finance / Education / Government & Politics

Banker Jerry Morgan Appointed to ASU System Board of Trustees

He'll fill the the remaining term of Dr. Tim Langford, who resigned in September. read more >
Chris Barber, president and CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.
Education / Government & Politics

More Arkansas Hospitals Announce Vaccine Requirements

A growing number of Arkansas hospitals say they'll require all staff to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. read more >
Dr. Shane Speights, dean of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
Education / Health Care

ASU, NYITCOM Find Plenty of Reasons for Renewal

Arkansas State University and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine have decided to re-up for the long haul. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

Governor Signs Bill Adding Henderson State to ASU System

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs Act 18, officially adding Henderson State University in Arkadelphia to the Arkansas State University System as the system’s seventh institution. read more >
Henry Torres
Education

Henry Torres Named ASU System’s First VP of IT, CIO

Henry Torres has been named the inaugural vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the Arkansas State University System. read more >
Education

ASU System Trustees Vote to Sell RidgePoint Home

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees approve the $430,000 sale of a house in Jonesboro previously used as a chancellor’s residence. read more >
Education / Health Care

NYITCOM to Provide Contact Tracing for ASU System

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine has reached an agreement with the Arkansas State University System to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing for each of the system’s campuses across the state. read more >
Charles Welch
Government & Politics

ASU System Board Keeps Tuition Flat, Cuts Expenses

The Arkansas State University System said its institutions will keep tuition and fees steady this fall while cutting budgeted expenses by 5%. read more >
Charles Welch

ASU System Drives Toward In-Person Classes This Fall

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch says the system aims to return to in-person classes on campuses this fall. read more >