Hasley Promoted to Center Director at HSU

March 5th, 2014 by Gwen Green

Leah HasleyARKADELPHIA, Ark. (March 5, 2014) – Leah Hasley was recently named the center director for the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University. Hasley takes over for Kelly Massey, who resigned in December to join the Florida Small Business Development Center Network.

Hasley has been with the center for five years and previously held the positions of business consultant and training coordinator.  She received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Henderson and became a Certified Business Advisor through the University of Toledo in 2010.  Hasley is a graduate of Leadership Clark County and a member of the Arkadelphia Rotary Club board and the Downtown Arkadelphia Economic Development Committee.

“Under Leah’s leadership, Henderson’s ASBTDC will continue to serve area entrepreneurs well,” said Dr. Brenda Ponsford, dean of the HSU School of Business. “The center has an excellent track record, and we are excited about the innovative ideas Leah brings to the table and the opportunities that will develop from them.”

The center, part of the HSU School of Business, is located in Mooney Hall and serves 10 counties: Clark, Dallas, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Howard, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, and Sevier. For information, call (870) 230-5184 or visit www.hsu.edu/asbtdc.

The ASBTDC is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Business and other institutions of higher education. Through a statewide network of seven offices, ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses, expanding businesses and technology businesses. As the state’s premier business assistance program, the ASBTDC is dedicated to helping small businesses achieve success and to promoting economic development throughout the state.

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