Arkansas State University-Newport announced this week that Charley Appleby has been named as the new Vice Chancellor for ASUN’s Jonesboro campus.  Appleby comes to ASUN from Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, where he served as the Manager of Client Services, providing solutions to critical business needs of manufacturers.

Prior to his time at Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, Appleby worked for eight years in the ASU system, serving as the Director of Professional and Workforce Development for Arkansas State University’s Delta Center for Economic Development from 2002-2010.  Before that, he worked in the private industry sector in manufacturing, sales leadership and consulting. “Arkansas State University-Newport is very pleased to have Mr. Appleby join our leadership team,” said ASU-Newport Chancellor Dr. Larry Williams.  “With his prior experience in Higher Education coupled with his broad knowledge of job creation and work force development we are confident that with his leadership we will see continued growth of our Jonesboro campus.” Appleby earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. “I am very excited to be a part of ASU-Newport and this great Arkansas State University system,” said Appleby.  “In addition, I am looking forward to providing the leadership that will allow us to continue to change the lives of our students.” Appleby replaces former Vice Chancellor Linda Sharp, who recently retired after almost 29 years of service on ASUN’s Jonesboro campus. The Vice Chancellor for ASUN’s Jonesboro Campus is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the institution’s instructional programs.  The Vice Chancellor is also responsible for the budget administration of all programs and personnel in the academic divisions on the ASUN Jonesboro Campus.