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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Loyd Selected as Jonesboro Business and Professional Woman of Year


JONESBORO – Dr. Kathy White Loyd, interim dean of the College of Business at Arkansas State University, has been named “Woman of the Year” by the Jonesboro Business and Professional Women.

She will be honored at a reception, Monday, Oct. 16, at the Delta Center for Economic Development, Room 203, between 5-6:30 p.m. The A-State Office of Diversity and the campus and Jonesboro chapters of the BPW are hosting the reception.

Loyd, who also serves as the executive director of the A-State Women’s Business Leadership Center, was appointed as the interim dean in May. An alumna and long-time supporter of A-State, she brought a diverse background of academic achievement and business executive leadership to the dean’s office.

A contributor in the field of information technology and economic development, her ties to the Jonesboro region include being a founding partner of Rural Sourcing, a programming company located downtown.  She currently serves on the board of directors for Mattel, Inc., (MAT) and is retired from Cardinal Health, Inc., (CAH) as executive vice-president and chief information officer.

Prior to her business career, she was a tenured associate professor of information technology at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Loyd holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from Arkansas State and a doctorate from the University of Memphis.

Kathy White Loyd
Dr. Kathy White Loyd