Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Arkansas State Signs Transfer Pact with SouthArk

November 19, 2018


EL DORADO – Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse joined with South Arkansas Community College President Barbara R. Jones Wednesday to sign official articulation agreements for nine academic programs.

“We’re excited about this new partnership between South Arkansas Community College and Arkansas State University,” President Jones said. “Ultimately, our students will benefit from the new educational opportunities that this agreement will create.”

“By traveling here today, we want students at SouthArk and in this region of Arkansas to know that Arkansas State is here for you,” Damphousse responded.  “Being here, I hope, signifies to the graduates of SouthArk they are welcome in Jonesboro.”

The ceremony held at the El Dorado Convention Center also marked a historic moment for Arkansas State’s campaign to expand opportunity for community college students across the region.

“Today we cross a threshold in our efforts and we are over the 400 mark,” Damphousse said.  “We are continuing to have discussions with other institutions.  Our goal is to make progression to a four-year degree from any community college in our state or Upper Delta region clear and simple as possible.”

A-State has formal signed agreements with 21 of the 22 community colleges or universities in the state of Arkansas.

“We’d have all 22 if we could, and we keep the door open for when that last one is ready to create these pathways for their graduates,” Damphousse said.  “We’re also working with institutions in our neighboring counties in Tennessee and Mississippi about the potential for similar agreements.  We don’t want the river to be a barrier to anyone’s educational future.”

The event in El Dorado is the third in a series of signing ceremonies this fall to signify the new relationships between Arkansas State and other institutions of higher learning.

“We want everyone in the state to know that A-State is ready to accept them as transfer students,” Damphousse said.  “We have many students that come to A-State from high schools in El Dorado and the southeast Delta counties, but for some, family or other factors are initially in the way.  For others, time after completing an associate’s degree to work is necessary before returning to college.  And for some, their work or life experience reveals the need to go on for a four-year degree.”

Arkansas State’s Transfer Task Force has worked throughout the summer and into the early fall on creation of new articulation agreements with dozens of institutions in the state and region.

The Arkansas State degree programs signing articulation agreements with SouthArk include communication studies, criminology, disaster preparedness and emergency management, economics, English, history, organizational supervision, sociology and strategic communication.

To learn more about transferring to Arkansas State, one may go to

                                                     # # #

Original article source: | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Related Articles

Proposals Invited for Virtual 2021 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

JONESBORO – A call for proposals has been announced by Arkansas State University Heritage Sites and The Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home for presentations as part of the Read more

Sports Medicine Golf Event Scheduled for June 21

Story Links Registration Information JONESBORO, Ark. (5/13/21) – The 22nd annual Arkansas State University Sports Medicine Golf Scramble will be played Monday, June 21, at the Jonesboro Country Club, and Read more

Engineering and Computer Science Presents Top Student Awards for 2020-21

05/11/2021 JONESBORO —  Eleven students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Arkansas State University were recognized during Convocation of Scholars as the most outstanding graduating students, according Read more

Sodoma and Cloud Named to United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Teams

Story Links United Soccer Coaches All-Region Teams JONESBORO, Ark. (5/12/21) – Leading the Arkansas State women's soccer team to its first regular season conference title, forward Sarah Sodoma and defender Read more


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest