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We strive to prepare students for a lifetime of professional and community contributions in an increasingly interdependent and culturally diverse world. Our faculty and staff include outstanding teachers, scientists, writers, artists, and experts in a variety of academic disciplines and technical fields, all of whom are enthusiastically committed to offering our students a superior education.
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Education is how dreams come true. The staff of the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office is here to help you seek the finances to make your dreams into reality. We can help you apply for assistance from a variety of sources including scholarships from ASU – Mountain Home. Come by or contact us today at (870) 508-6195.
In addition to traditional academic programs, ASUMH offers a variety of services to serve the community. Secondary Center classes are offered for students in K-12 schools in the area. Community Education classes are offered for life-long learning and are just for fun. There are no tests or grades and these short-term courses are not for credit. Workforce Training programs are often customized for business and industry and both for-credit and not-for-credit classes.
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At ASUMH, our Vision of “Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives” is all about students! We have a great staff who will support you from your first phone call or visit until you complete your degree. Whatever question you may have as a current, future, or former student, we are here to help you discover answers, realize your educational dreams, find a career, and have fun in the meantime! Reach out with the first step. We’ll grab your hand from there and hold on!
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Just as the ASUMH mission has meaning for students, it also encompasses our faculty and staff. This commitment shows in our efforts to provide Lifelong Learning through professional and personal development and training opportunities, Enhanced quality of life with our robust benefits package, flexible work-life balance, and a generous leave package, Academic Accessibility through education and tuition benefits, and Diverse Experiences through a culture that is respectful and mindful of our differences, yet inclusive in recognizing our sameness and unity in purpose. Our faculty and staff live the mission of LEAD every day.

About ASUMH

 

Campus Security

 

ASUMH strives to provide a safe learning environment for students, faculty, staff and guests. The ASUMH Public Safety Department is partnered with the community and law enforcement agencies to ensure it maintains one of the safest campuses in the nation. Safety and crime prevention on the ASUMH campus is everyone’s responsibility. Students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report crimes or suspicious activity to the ASUMH Public Safety Department, Mountain Home Police Department, and/or the ASUMH Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs.

Some of the services provided include the following:

  • Security escorts - a public safety officer can provide an escort while on campus or to and from vehicles.
  • Vehicle jump starts
  • Assistance during inclement weather - during severe weather the public safety department will monitor the weather and broadcast emergencies via the campus communication system.

Public Safety Officers are on campus from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. during spring and fall semesters and 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during summer.

ASUMH Security Officers may be contacted by phone or email:

On Campus phone – 300

Off-Campus phone – (870) 508-6300

Email – security@asumh.edu

Report a campus incident

  
Students are encouraged to report crimes or suspicious activity to the campus security office.

Reminder: ASUMH is a tobacco-free campus!

Matthew Garcia
Matt Garcia
Mychal Warno
Mychal Warno
Doug Meurer
Doug Meurer
Tom Canta
Tom Canta
TomYoung
Tommy Young
Jonathan Griffin
Jonathan Griffin

Officer Bio

Matthew Garcia began his law enforcement career in September 1996 as a housing enforcement officer with the Oklahoma City Housing Authority. In September of 1997 he joined the Guthrie Police Department in Guthrie Oklahoma. While an officer at Guthrie, Matthew served as a certified field training officer, law enforcement instructor, certified K-9 handler and was assigned to a multijurisdictional tactical team. In 2004 Matthew moved to Mountain Home and in 2007 went to work as a police officer for the Mountain Home Police Department. In January of 2009 he went to work for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a Wildlife Officer. Matthew joined the ASUMH Public Safety Department as a full time officer in February 2014.

Mychal Warno is a graduate of Arkansas State University and received his Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Mychal started his law enforcement career in 2007 as a patrol deputy for the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. In 2009 Mychal became a patrol officer for the Mountain Home Police Department and currently is a Corporal in the patrol division. Mychal joined the ASUMH Public Safety Department as a part time officer in February 2016.

Doug Meurer is currently a Sergeant in the patrol division at the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. Doug began his law enforcement career in 2005 as a police officer for the City of Osceola. In 2011 Doug moved to Mountain Home and began working for the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. In 2015 Doug graduated from ASUMH with an associate’s degree and is currently working on his bachelor’s degree at University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Doug joined the ASUMH Public Safety Department as a part time officer in February 2016.

Thomas Canta has worked for the Mountain Home Police Department for 19 years. Thomas holds the rank Sergeant and has served as the School Resource Officer at the Mountain Home Junior High School for last 17 years. He is a Certified Professional Instructor by the Arkansas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards to teach Active Shooter Response Training as well as other classes.  Prior to joining the Mountain Home Police Department, Sgt. Canta worked for 14 years at the Hoffman Estates Police Department in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Three of those years Sgt. Canta was the School Resource Officer at the Hoffman Estates High School.  Sgt. Canta has over of 33 years of experience as a police officer and over 2.000 hours of certified training.  Sgt. Canta has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Arkansas State University Mountain Home. Thomas joined the ASUMH Public Safety Department as a part time officer in October 2015.

Tommy Young began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a police officer with the Ft. Smith Police Department in Ft. Smith Arkansas. In 1989 he joined the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Department. While serving as a deputy, Tommy served 7 years as a criminal investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division and his last 12 years were spent as Chief Deputy. Tommy is a 1994 graduate of the FBI National Academy and after 28 years of total service, he retired in 2011. Tommy joined the ASUMH Public Safety Department as a part time officer in April 2016.

Jonathan Griffin started his law enforcement career in 2001 as a deputy at the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. In 2005 he went to work at the Mountain Home Police Department. Jonathan is currently a Corporal in the Patrol Division, a K-9 handler, drug recognition expert, field training officer, law enforcement instructor, and the special response team leader. Jonathan has 15 years of law enforcement experience and is honored to be part of the staff here at ASUMH. Jonathan joined the ASUMH Public Safety Department as a part time officer in October 2015. 

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