JONESBORO — The schedule for campus visits for the finalists for Chancellor at Arkansas State University begin this week.

The finalists are Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University; Dr. Karen Petersen, dean of the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa; Dr. Todd Shields, dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas; and Dr. Lance Tatum, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, chief academic officer and provost at Troy University.

The campus open forums for all four candidates will be hosted in the Reng Student Union Auditorium. Each presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is scheduled for 90 minutes. A Zoom link will be provided to those in the A-State community who may not be able to attend in person.

Tatum will begin the visits on June 21-22, with his campus presentation on Wednesday, June 22.

Petersen visits on June 22-23, with her campus presentation on Thursday, June 23.

Kimbrough visits on June 27-28, with his campus presentation on Tuesday, June 28.

Shields visits on June 28-29, with his campus presentation on Wednesday, June 29.

Each candidate will also participate in a community-wide meet and greet that is open to the public. To view the complete schedule of each candidate’s visit, go to

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