AUGUST 4, 2004 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - Arkansas State University has strengthened its ties with Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Mid-South Community College in West Memphis.
The Jonesboro school's board of trustees has approved a master of business administration degree with Arkansas Tech and an associate of applied science with Mid-South.
Officials say the courses would be delivered by compressed video from the Jonesboro and Mountain Home campuses, and one full-time nursing faculty member would be on-site at the community college. ASU president Les Wyatt said a growing need from the West Memphis medical community necessitates the program.