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Student Services Recognition
Published: May 18 2016

Arkansas State University-Beebe has been named to the list of “2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by the publication, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.


Originally conceptualized in the fall of 2011, the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)-College Student Educators International conducted the national study to examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity, and staffing practices of student services departments at participating ACPA member institutions.


Vice Chancellor for Student Services Dr. Deborah Garrett stated “We are honored to be ranked among the best in the nation in student services for the second time since 2014.”


Twice a semester all members of the Student Services staff are invited to meet together and discuss current trends, what’s happening in state legislature, meet new staff members, collectively establish goals for the year and participate in a professional development opportunity.


“Student Services remains committed to diversity and inclusion by helping our staff understand the different types of students we serve and that one size does not fit all,” said Garrett.


The ASU-Beebe Student Services Department includes Admissions, Dean of Students, Housing, Financial Aid, University Police, Student Success Center, Student Center and Activities, and TRIO programs.


ASU-Beebe received the national rating along with 18 other two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and was the only higher education institution in Arkansas named to the list. To view the entire ratings list published in the February 25 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, visit the website at www.diverseeducation.com.


For more information about programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or visit the website at www.asub.edu.


Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.