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Andrea Allen is Executive Director of Delta Center for Economic Development at A-State

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Andrea Allen is the Executive Director of the Delta Center for Economic Development at Arkansas State.  Allen joined A-State as the deputy director for the Delta Center in 2016, and was elevated to interim executive director earlier in 2018.

In the just over five months as interim director, Allen oversaw the expansion of services with key constituent groups, and added new programs.  The most notable was the awarding of a five-year, $564,000 grant EDA University Center grant, and the re-establishment of University Center designation for the Delta Center.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves conducted this interview with Allen.  She tells a little about herself.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.