Arkansas State University-Newport

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Arkansas State University-Newport
Chancellor Dr. Sandra Massey

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.

Campuses[edit]

  • Arkansas State University Newport (flagship campus)
  • Arkansas State University Technical Center-Marked Tree, a technical campus of ASU-Newport in Marked Tree
  • Arkansas State University Technical Center-Jonesboro, a technical campus of ASU-Newport in Jonesboro

History[edit]

ASU-Newport was established in 1974 as White River Vocational-Technical School. In 1991, the state legislature merged White River Vocational-Technical School with Arkansas State University Beebe; the former became known as ASU-Newport. As of 2000, ASU-Newport was approved as a stand-alone campus, and now reports directly to the ASU System, its Board of Trustees, and the President.

The institution operates under the policies of the Board of Trustees and the President of the Arkansas State University System, but programs at the campuses of ASU-Newport function separately under the leadership of a chancellor.

Delta Technical Institute at Marked Tree merged with ASU and became Arkansas State University Technical Center in 2001; it and a similar facility later established in Jonesboro were subsequently placed under ASU-Newport.

Accreditation[edit]

ASU-Newport is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°38′23″N 91°11′25″W / 35.63968°N 91.19040°W / 35.63968; -91.19040