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Board approves agreement extension between ASU System and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro
Brandon Tabor
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KASU News
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro

The ASU System Board of Trustees have agreed to extend their partnership with the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Members on Monday during a special conference call meeting agreed to extend their partnership with the college for another 15-years - expiring in 2036. NYIT will also continue to operate A-State's Student Health Center under the agreement.

“Arkansas State and NYIT have created a formidable partnership in addressing critical physician shortages throughout the Delta region and beyond,” System President Dr. Charles Welch said. “With 560 new students and employees, along with spouses and families, the medical school has also made a substantial economic impact on the Jonesboro region. We appreciate the remarkable cooperation and work with NYIT and its leadership, and we’re excited about extending this relationship.”

NYIT opened the osteopathic medical school on A-State's campus in August 2016. The system says more than 200 students have graduated or will graduate from the college this spring.

The Board of Trustees also discussed and approved the following resolutions:

  • Grant a 10-foot easement to 3E8 Broadband Solutions LLC, which operates as empower Delivered by Craighead Electric, to install fiberoptic cable and high-speed internet service to the KASU tower building.
  • Approve A-State to apply for federal grant funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program for support of the Campus Loop Trail in Jonesboro.
  • Approve ASU-Newport to apply for federal grant funding from the Recreational Trails Program and Transportation Alternatives Program for support of a campus loop trail.
  • Approve Henderson State University to grant a 10-foot easement to the Arkansas Research and Educational Optical Network to install upgraded fiberoptic cable to enhance internet service to multiple buildings on campus.

The ASU System owns KASU's license and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine is a KASU financial supporter.