WEST MEMPHIS -- Mid-South Community College officially became the newest member of the ASU System -- Arkansas State University Mid-South -- on Thursday after approval by the Higher Learning Commission, System President Chuck Welch announced in a news release.
Barbara Baxter, previously the executive vice president of Mid-South, is serving as interim chancellor after the departure of the institution's only president, Glen Fenter. Fenter is the new chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce.
Debra West will assume leadership of the campus Aug. 1 as the new chancellor of ASU Mid-South.
The ASU board of trustees and the Mid-South Community College board of trustees approved resolutions authorizing the merger on Jan. 9.
State Desk on 07/03/2015