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Conversation with Dr. Lynita Cooksey

Arkansas State University

Dr. Lynita Cooksey has held several titles during her time at Arkansas State University, and is currently the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at A-State.   She will be retiring June 30th and Alan Utter will take over the position July first.  Utter comes to Arkansas State from Texas Women’s University, where he is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked to Dr. Cooksey and her career at A-State and her remembrances of Arkansas State.  Click on the Listen button to hear 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.