JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - An administrator who served as a provost and vice president for academic affairs at a university in Texas met with A-State supporters on Wednesday as he was introduced to serve in a similar job at Arkansas State University.
Dr. Alan Utter appeared with A-State Chancellor Kelly Damphousse during a press conference Wednesday.
University officials announced in April that Utter would serve as the university’s Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. On Wednesday, Utter spoke on why the job at A-State was attractive to him.
“It’s a challenging job. And I like a challenge. I think challenges are fun, they’re encouraging, sometimes, they’re frustrating but Lynita knows that so I like a challenge and I think any provost job at any institution in the next 10 years is going to be a challenge,” Utter said.
Utter will replace longtime university official Dr. Lynita Cooksey, who is retiring.