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Three Candidates Chosen for

ASU-Beebe Chancellor Interviews

Arkansas State University System President Dr. Charles L. Welch announced today that three candidates have been invited to interview for the position of chancellor at ASU-Beebe.

The three candidates are Dr. Jason Goodner, Dean of Arts & Humanities at ASU-Beebe, who will interview April 11-12; Dr. Jennifer Methvin, President of Crowder College in Neosho, Mo., who will interview April 12-13; and Roger Moore, current Interim Chancellor of ASU-Beebe, who will interview April 9-10.

The invitations to formally interview on campus come after recent meetings Welch conducted with the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee. The advisory committee, consisting of 14 members representing faculty, staff, students and community representatives, has reviewed 61 applications for the position. 

Committee members include Welch, committee chair; Stewart Prosser, student government president; Dr. Jake Marquess, associate professor of biology; Suzanne Lindsey, assistant professor of English; Dr. Brent Bristow, professor of music; Shawn Taillon, Agriculture Equipment Technology Department head; Tonya Tucker, assistant registrar; Dr. Suzanne Bailey, dean of Career Education; Rachel Lewis, research analyst; Frank Taylor, Student Union night manager; Emily Fisher, buyer; Alison West, assistant professor of mathematics; and community representatives Howard Chapin and Cathy Eoff.

The candidates will meet with the advisory committee, faculty, staff, students and community members during scheduled interview sessions. Individuals attending the interview sessions will have an opportunity to submit feedback regarding each candidate to the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee. Following the final interview, the advisory committee will meet to discuss the candidates and provide feedback to Welch.

Welch has indicated a desire to have a new chancellor named by early May. The position and related information are posted on the ASU-Beebe website at Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

ASU-Beebe has an average enrollment of more than 4,000 students and is the only two-year college in Arkansas with residence halls. ASU-Beebe is an operationally separate two-year institution of the ASU System with additional campuses in Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Force Base, as well as online programs. The university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry. The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State University, a four-year research university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees.

The ASU System serves 23,300 students throughout Arkansas and also includes ASU-Newport, with additional campuses in Jonesboro and Marked Tree; ASU-Mountain Home; and ASU Mid-South in West Memphis.

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