In an effort to attract a number of students who might be interested in the criminal justice program and have more donors, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is naming its criminal justice program after the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

Arkansas State University Board of Trustees approved the program’s name, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Criminal Justice Institute, during its meeting on Friday at ASUMH.  It’s a career-ready, transferable program.

ASUMH Chancellor Robin Myers told The Bulletin on Friday afternoon that the college also wants to honor Scalia.

Scalia visited ASUMH. He was on campus the spring of 2015, giving lectures in the criminal justice program, as well as the history program. While he was in town, he embraced the campus, Christy Keirn, director of communications for the college, told The Bulletin.

The trustees also approved the college’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Academy and its tuition rates.

It is an agreement…