ASU-Beebe Welcomes J.R. Andrews As Development Officer

J.R. Andrews of Little Rock, formerly of Arkadelphia, has been named Development Officer at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

Andrews will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all ASU-Beebe fundraising activities, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, and special fundraising events and capital campaigns.

Andrews, who is an attorney, joins the staff with previous experience in non-profit fundraising. He has worked at the United Methodist Foundation, Heifer International Foundation and most recently was the Planned Giving Officer at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.

Andrews earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Hendrix College in Conway, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

“There is tremendous energy on campus and in the community for what is happening at ASU-Beebe,” said Andrews. “I am anxious to visit our campus communities and find out how we can best meet the needs of the students we serve.”

Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement, Rose Mary Jackson, stated “We are pleased to welcome J.R. Andrews to our university and the ASU System. He brings many years of experience in development and planned giving.”

Andrews resides in Little Rock with his wife, Pauletta, and sons Tucker and Hunter.

For more information about fundraising efforts or capital campaigns, contact Andrews at (501) 882-8903 or For more information about ASU-Beebe and its programs, call (501) 882-3600, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at

Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.


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