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ASU Board of Trustees hear system-wide efficiency report

Dec 6, 2017
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LITTLE ROCK— The Arkansas State University System will receive a third-party report early next year on ways to grow revenue, reduce costs and reallocate resources to strategic initiatives.

Andrew Laws, managing director at Huron Consulting Group and the engagement leader for the Accelerate ASU project, gave members of the ASU Board of Trustees an update on progress of the efficiency study at its regular meeting today. He said the Huron team expects to present 40-50 opportunities to the system and its campuses with a majority being focused on new revenues.

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The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees passed plans to build facilities in Imboden and Walnut Ridge for use in a disaster preparedness training program.

The board meets Friday and will consider long-term lease agreements between the university and the two cities. The facilities would allow university students and local emergency personnel to practice simulations of emergency situations.

Arkansas State offers a bachelor's degree and an associate degree in disaster preparedness and emergency management.

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The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees meets Friday for its quarterly meeting in Mountain Home.  They will meet at 10 a.m.  Click here to view the entire agenda.  

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LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed Price Gardner of Little Rock, a 1984 graduate of Arkansas State University, to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees.

Gardner succeeds Howard Slinkard of Rogers, who served two five-year terms on the board, most recently as chair. His appointment expires in January 2022.

ASU System President Chuck Welch said Gardner is a longtime supporter of the university who will be a strong addition to the board.

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The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees meets December eighth at ASU-Beebe.  The resolutions include approving the name of the combined Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences, Media and Communication, and Fine Arts as the College of Liberal Arts and Communication. 

New degrees to be considered by the board are a master’s degree in Athletic Training and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Jonesboro.

  A hotel, convention center, and restaurant will be built on the Arkansas State University campus. 

The ASU Board of Trustees has approved a resolution that will allow O'Reilly Hospitality to construct the new facilities on 11 acres of land at the site of the former track and field program.  

The agreement is a ground lease agreement that allows for the construction of a 200-room Embassy Suites Hotel, a convention center of 30,000 to 40,000 square feet, and a Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar on the Jonesboro campus.   

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  Arkansas State University will enter into a lease agreement with Zimmer Development to build new student housing in Jonesboro.

During ASU Board of Trustees meeting in Little Rock, the resolution passed which will allow land to be turned into new graduate and undergraduate housing for students. 

The agreement would allow the housing to be built, possibly in two phases. 

The first phase of undergraduate and graduate housing is expected to be complete by 2017. 

CORRECTION: ASU Board of Trustees to consider new housing

Feb 24, 2016

Additional student housing on the main campus of Arkansas State University will be discussed Friday by the ASU Board of Trustees.

Zimmer Development is seeking to build on 25 acres of land that is on the campus of Arkansas State University.

Under the resolution to be considered, Zimmer would build undergraduate and graduate housing on the main campus.

Zimmer would build and operate the housing, possibly in two phases. The first phase of undergraduate and graduate housing is expected to be complete by 2017.

The incident that occurred yesterday on the campus of Arkansas State University led conversation during the December meeting of the ASU Board of Trustees.  Meeting at the Dryer Hall on the campus of Arkansas State Univeristy-Mountain Home, ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch told trustees that he was extremely pleased with the quick action of the first responders that came on the Jonesboro campus after reports of a man with a weapon started to surface.