Finance and Administration


Henderson State University's Office of Purchasing stands as a liaison between Henderson's campus and Procurement Services at Arkansas State University. The Henderson Purchasing Office's mission is to provide support to Henderson's faculty and staff in obtaining high quality products and services at the lowest cost in the time that they are needed.

Purchasing Authority

All purchases, rentals, leases, lease/purchases, and contract services for Henderson State University, regardless of the source of funds, are subject to Arkansas laws, regulations, and procedures, and should be for the official business of the university.

All types of purchases from university accounts are subject to these regulations and procedures and require prior approval from the Procurement Services Department. The Procurement Official is the sole purchasing authority of the university. Purchases not authorized by this authority are not legal obligations of the university.

Any individual making a purchase without proper authority is assuming a personal obligation to the vendor for whom he/she may be held personally liable.

Procurement Services' mission is to provide the university with services that effectively and efficiently respond to the campus' operating needs.

Helpful Documents

Guides and Resources
For guidance, resources, or forms not found here, please visit the A-State Procurement Services page.

Links for travel and bidding information can be found at the top of this page, as well as a link to the brand toolkit page where you will find the order forms for A-State printing services.

If you need training in Banner Self-Service for Finance, please contact Samantha Gray.


Purchasing Card

The purchasing card (P-Card) is a state issued credit card issued in an employee's name to be used for purchasing supplies and supply items. It is a valid procurement method for procuring small order items where total orders are at or less than $2,500.

The P-Card program eliminates the need for a purchase order on low-cost orders and is designed to help manage these types of purchases, which benefits all parties involved in the purchase. For more information and specifics, see below.

Note: P-Cards should not be utilized for any charges involving travel. For information regarding travel and travel/department cards, click the Travel link at the top of this page.



Samantha Daniels-Gray
HSU Purchasing
Womack 314

Lisa Glasco
Director of Procurement Services
Arkansas State University

Mike Smith
Assistant Director of Procurement Services
Arkansas State University