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Ark. St. officials consider partnership for hotel

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JONESBORO (AP) - The chancellor of Arkansas State University says ASU will consider a public-private partnership to develop a hotel and conference center on the Jonesboro campus.

Chancellor Tim Hudson said in a news release Friday that ASU is evaluating proposals from two hotel development firms. The firms are identified as Wallace Bajjali (bu-JAH'-lee) Development Partners LP of Sugar Land, Texas, and Jonesboro Hotel and Convention Center LLC that is headed by an Effington, Ill., family.

Both proposals call for a hotel with at least 150 rooms and a conference center, and both say they support classroom spaces and internships for a hospitality management program being considered by ASU.

Hudson says ASU prefers the facility be built near the football stadium and the Convocation Center on the northeast corner of campus.

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