A group of about 20 Henderson State University students, accompanied by some faculty members, marched Wednesday afternoon around campus in protest of Chancellor Chuck Ambrose’s proposal to eliminate several major academic programs key to the school’s liberal arts studies.
Roughly the same amount of spectators watched and followed the march.
The group gathered on the Quad then walked around campus, in front Womack Hall where administration offices are housed, and across the South Lawn to the sidewalk in front of the chancellor’s residence. Many of them held signs and chanted, “You know what I know? Chuck’s gotta go!”
The chancellor apparently was not home when students arrived, but that didn’t keep them from continuing their chants and voicing their message through a bullhorn.
The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees is set to meet Thursday morning in Little Rock to consider Ambrose’s proposed eliminations. That meeting will be broadcast and may be viewed via a livestream. Click HERE for more details.