AASCU Elects Chuck Welch to Board of Directors

Attached photo: Dr. Chuck Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has elected Dr. Chuck Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System in Little Rock, to its Board of Directors for 2017.

Welch was one of seven new members elected at the AASCU annual meeting on Nov. 1. AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.

dr-charles-welch“I’m honored to serve this outstanding organization,” Welch said. “I’ve been an active member of this professional association during my five years with ASU and previously while at Henderson State. Our members benefit from discussing common opportunities and challenges, and we serve as an important national voice for higher education.”

The ASU System serves 23,331 students throughout Arkansas and includes Arkansas State University, a four-year research institution in Jonesboro with an instruction site in Paragould. Its two-year institutions include ASU-Beebe, with additional campuses in Heber Springs and Searcy and an instructional site at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville; ASU-Newport, with additional campuses in Jonesboro and Marked Tree; ASU-Mountain Home; and ASU Mid-South in West Memphis. For more information about the ASU System, visit ASUSystem.edu or follow on Twitter @ASUSystem.

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