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ASU officials, Jonesboro police, students meet to
address off-campus incident
Nov. 14, 2008 --
Arkansas State University officials and the Jonesboro
Police Department are working together to answer concerns about student
involvement in an election night off-campus apartment complex incident,
and to reassure the campus population and parents that the university
and Jonesboro are safe environments.
ASU administrators and students met with Jonesboro Police Chief Mike
Yates Thursday, Nov. 13, to discuss the incident.
Dr. Glen Jones, senior associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs
and Research, and executive assistant to the chancellor for diversity,
noted the incident did not occur on university property; however,
several students present were arrested. Dr. Jones said Chief Yates met
with students and administrators after concerns were expressed by
students in regard to the episode.
“The university's interest in the welfare of our students extends beyond
the boundaries of our campus. We would like to make sure our students’
voices are heard,” said Dr. Jones.
Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, added,
“Arkansas State University has had a good working relationship with the
Jonesboro Police Department in the past, and this meeting reinforces
that continued relationship.”
chief of Jonesboro Police have extended an open door for
students to provide any
information surrounding the incident,” said Dr. Lonnie
Williams, associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs.