Statement regarding Hughes Hall student

STATEMENT FROM UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS PRESIDENT TOM COURTWAY, RONNIE WILLIAMS, VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SERVICES AND THE UCA POLICE DEPARTMENT
(updated 2:28 p.m.)

The University of Central Arkansas has released the name of the deceased student found today. Jaykwantay Girley, 18, a full-time freshman student, was a resident at Hughes Residential Hall. Girley enrolled in Fall 2013.

At approximately 8:00 a.m., UCAPD, along with MEMS and the Conway Fire Department, responded to a report of an unconscious male in a Hughes Residential Hall restroom. UCAPD and MEMS personnel located a deceased male student at the scene. UCAPD and the Faulkner County Coroner’s Office have requested a medical examination to determine the cause of death. At this time there is no suspicion of foul play.

In expressing his condolences, President Tom Courtway, “We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. We need to remember them in our thoughts and prayers.”

Pastor Cornell Maltbia and counselors from the Student Health Clinic will visit with residents living in the Hughes Residential College at 6 p.m. tonight.