ASU Board of Trustees to consider tuition adjustments, weapons policy

Jun 7, 2017

Credit Arkansas State University System

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees meets at ASU-Newport on Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m.  They will meet in the Merchants & Planters Bank Community Room in the Larry N. Williams Student/Community Center in Newport.

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is requesting a 3.4 percent increase in combined tuition and fees, and the annual total of $8,478 will rank fifth among the state’s four-year institutions. The two-year institution requests are ASU-Beebe, 1.7 percent; ASU-Mountain Home, 1.7 percent; ASU-Newport, 3.6 percent; and ASU Mid-South, 3.1 percent.  Operating budgets, capital projects, and expense budgets will also be approved during the meeting.  

Additionally, the Board of Trustees will pass a resolution that allows for the System's General Council to work with System campuses to draft a revised weapons policy system wide...that will take place this summer.  A newly passed state law says those who carry a concealed carry license and obtain training from a program offered by the Arkansas State Police, can carry concealed handguns on certain locations on University property.    

Click here to see the entire agenda.  Go to KASU Public Radio's Facebook Page at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 to see the meeting live.