|President||Dr. Charles L. (Chuck) Welch|
|Location||Little Rock , Arkansas , USA|
The Arkansas State University System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,000 students throughout Arkansas with a total operating budget of $258 million.
The Arkansas State University System includes A-State (ASU-Jonesboro), a four-year research institution in Jonesboro with an instructional site in Paragould, as well as four independently accredited and functionally separate two-year institutions: ASU-Beebe, with additional campuses in Heber Springs and Searcy and an instructional site at Little Rock Air Force Base; ASU-Newport, with additional campuses in Jonesboro and Marked Tree; ASU-Mountain Home; and ASU Mid-South.
Dr. Charles L. Welch serves as president of the ASU System at its administrative offices in Little Rock. The chancellors are Dr. Kelly Damphousse at Arkansas State, Dr. Karla Fisher at ASU-Beebe, Dr. Sandra Massey at ASU-Newport; Dr. Robin Myers at ASU-Mountain Home; and Dr. Debra West at ASU Mid-South. A five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor governs the system.
The ASU System provides a wide range of degree and certificate programs, serves as a leading voice on state higher education issues, and supports significant programs for the state and region, including economic development initiatives, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, and Arkansas heritage sites.
The mission of the ASU System is to contribute to the educational, cultural, and economic advancement of Arkansas by providing quality general undergraduate education and specialized programs leading to certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees; by encouraging the pursuit of research, scholarly inquiry, and creative activity; and by bringing these intellectual resources together to develop the economy of the state and the education of its citizens throughout their lives.
Searcy is the largest city and county seat of White County, Arkansas, United States. According to 2014 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 23,768. It is the principal city of the Searcy, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of White County. The city takes its name from Richard Searcy, a judge for the Superior Court of the Arkansas Territory. A college town, Searcy is the home of Harding University and ASU-Searcy.
Heber Springs is a city in and the county seat of Cleburne County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 7,165 at the 2010 census.
Jacksonville is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, and a suburb of Little Rock. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 28,364. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area with 729,135 people as of 2014.
Marked Tree is a city in Poinsett County, Arkansas United States, along the St. Francis River, at the mouth of the Little River. The population was 2,800 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Arkansas State University is a public research university in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System and the second largest university by enrollment. It was founded in 1909 and is located atop 1,376 acres (5.6 km2) on Crowley's Ridge. Arkansas State has Sun Belt rivalries with all West Division schools. Their primary Sun Belt rivals are Little Rock, Louisiana-Monroe, and Louisiana.
Paragould is the county seat of Greene County, and the 19th-largest city in Arkansas, in the United States. The city is located in northeastern Arkansas on the eastern edge of Crowley's Ridge, a geologic anomaly contained within the Arkansas delta.
Arkansas State University-Beebe, also known as Beebe State is a public two-year college system located in central Arkansas, with its flagship campus in Beebe, Arkansas. The ASU-Beebe system is a subset of the Arkansas State University System.
In 2006, the ASU System Office was created to facilitate future growth and enhanced services to the system institutions. The Board of Trustees named university president Dr. Les Wyatt as the first system president and Robert L. Potts as the first chancellor of the Jonesboro campus. The office was relocated from Jonesboro to Little Rock in 2011.
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro was established in 1909 as Arkansas State College. ASU-Beebe was established in 1927 as Junior Agricultural School of Central Arkansas and became part of ASU in 1955. ASU-Newport was founded as White River Vocational-Technical School in 1976 and became part of ASU-Beebe in 1992, but in 2002 the campus combined with Delta Technical Institute at Marked Tree to become a standalone institution. ASU-Mountain Home campus was established in 1995. Mid-South Community College in West Memphis became a member of the system in 2015 and changed its name to ASU Mid-South.
White County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,076. The county seat is Searcy. White County is Arkansas's 31st county, formed on October 23, 1835, from portions of Independence, Jackson, and Pulaski counties and named for Hugh Lawson White, a Whig candidate for President of the United States. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county, though a few private establishments can serve alcohol.
Beebe is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 7,315 at the 2010 census, making it the second most populous in the county. The city is home to a branch campus of Jonesboro-based Arkansas State University.
Harding University is a private, coeducational, and residential liberal arts university with its main campus in Searcy, Arkansas, and other campuses around the world. It is the largest private university in the state of Arkansas. Established in 1924, the University offers undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs. The University also comprises Harding School of Theology, located in Memphis, Tennessee, which was formerly known as Harding Graduate School of Religion. Harding is one of several institutions of higher learning associated with the Churches of Christ.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is part of the University of Arkansas System, a state-run university in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The main campus is located in Little Rock and consists of five colleges including one graduate school, seven institutes, a statewide network of community educational centers, and the UAMS Medical Center.
Romance is an unincorporated community in west-central White County, Arkansas, United States. The community is located approximately halfway between the town of Rose Bud to the north, and the unincorporated community of El Paso to the south. Alternately, the community is about 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Beebe, and less than 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Mount Vernon.
The State of Arkansas has a total of eight metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that are fully or partially located in the state. Twenty of the state's 75 counties are classified by the United States Census Bureau as metropolitan.
Arkansas State University Paragould is an instructional site of the Arkansas State University System's flagship Jonesboro campus. The campus is located in Paragould, Arkansas.
Arkansas's 1st congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in eastern Arkansas that elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives.
Jacksonville High School (JHS) is a secondary public school located in Jacksonville, Arkansas for students in grades nine through twelve. JHS serves students in the Jacksonville and McAlmont communities and is administered by the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District (JNPSD). In 2007, Jacksonville requested to become separated from the PCSSD and form its own school district, but a final decision has not been made on that request.
Arkansas State University–Mountain Home is a public, open access, two-year campus of the Arkansas State University System, primarily serving students of North Central Arkansas and is located in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Among other tracks, the college prepares nurses who may then go on to serve at the health complex and supporting facilities that surround the Baxter Regional Medical Center located in Mountain Home. ASUMH serves approximately 1,500 students each year. It is located within minutes from two beautiful fresh water lakes and rivers that feature great fishing and water sports opportunities. The campus is located on the south side of the town.
The Sound of the Natural State is the marching band of Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The band is directed by Dr. Steven Riley.
Marvin Speight was an American basketball coach who served as Head Coach at Arkansas State University.
Sugar Loaf Mountain an accessible buttes in the vicinity of—or within the waters of(!)-- Greers Ferry Lake in Cleburne and Van Buren Counties in the kind of hearts from all kinds of berries. Sugarloaf refers to a landmark mountain in Heber Springs in Cleburne County, Arkansas, USA.
First Security Bank is a privately held company based in Searcy, Arkansas. It currently operates 72 locations across the state of Arkansas and is a division of Arkansas’ fifth largest bank holding company, First Security Bancorp. First Security owns the recognizable First Security Center in Downtown Little Rock, located in the historic River Market District.
Arkansas State University Newport is a public two-year college system located in northeast Arkansas, with its flagship campus in Newport, Arkansas. The ASU-Newport system is a subset of the Arkansas State University System.