Board of Trustees


Ron Rhodes

Ron Rhodes

Cherokee Village, Arkansas

Mr. Ron Rhodes of Cherokee Village, Ark. has been in the real estate business in the Cherokee Village, Ark., area for the past 38 years. He is a REALTOR® and broker/owner of King Rhodes & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Rhodes has been an active part of the Cherokee Village community by serving as a past commissioner of the Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District (SID). He also served as president of the Sharp County Board of REALTORS® and the Cherokee Village Lions Club. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow and a member of Quad Cities Rotary, the local Board of Visitors of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Ranch, and the Board of the Sharp County Community Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the ASU Letterman’s Club and a life member of the ASU Alumni Association.

Mr. Rhodes is a native of Corning, Ark. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas State University. His term expires January 2018.

Tim Langford

Dr. Tim Langford

Little Rock, Arkansas
Vice Chair

Dr. Tim Langford is a Little Rock urologist and serves as president of the board of Arkansas Urology. In addition, he is the former chief of staff at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

He is a 1924 Sustaining Life Member of the Arkansas State University Alumni Association. From 1980-83, he was an All-Southland Conference quarterback for A-State and was a three-time Academic All-Southland Conference selection. In 2008, he was inducted into the A-State Football Ring of Honor.

Dr. Langford serves as a board member at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock and Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company of Little Rock, and previously served on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. His memberships include the American Medical Society, the American Urological Association, the American Board of Urology, the Arkansas Medical Society and the Pulaski County Medical Society.

Dr. Langford received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Arkansas State University in 1984. He received his medical degree and performed his residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His term expires in January 2019.

Niel Crowson

Niel Crowson

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Mr. Niel Crowson, of Jonesboro, Ark., is president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Company, one of Arkansas’ largest privately owned businesses. In addition, he serves as a board member and executive committee member of St. Bernard’s Healthcare and is chairman and executive committee member of Jonesboro Economic Development Corporation.

Mr. Crowson also serves on the Northeast Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, is a board member for the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation, and is a Pillars Member of the Jonesboro United Way and a member of the Arkansas Good Roads Association. He has been significantly involved in the Do It Best Corporation, the Jonesboro Jaycees, and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Disposal Authority.

He has served his alma mater as a member of the ASU Foundation as well as serving as former chair of the A-State Chancellor’s Cabinet. He is a 1924 Sustaining Life Member of the ASU Alumni Association, and in 2012 he was honored as a university Distinguished Alumni by the Alumni Association.

Mr. Crowson earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Arkansas State University in 1975. His term expires in January 2020.

Stacy Crawford

Stacy Crawford

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Stacy Crawford of Jonesboro is a 1997 graduate of Arkansas State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in social work. In 1998 she received her master’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Stacy is a licensed certified social worker (LCSW) and works at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.

Mrs. Crawford is an active member of Junior Auxiliary, The Congressional Club, Republican Spouses Club, and a board member for the Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF). She is married to First District U.S. Representative Rick Crawford, a 1996 A-State graduate.

While at Arkansas State, she served as a senator in the Student Government Association and as vice president of membership education for Alpha Omicron Pi. Her appointment expires in January 2021.

Price Garnder

Price Gardner

Little Rock, Arkansas

Mr. Price Gardner of Little Rock is a partner in the state’s largest law firm, Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP in Little Rock, and serves as vice chairman of the firm’s Management Committee.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting at Arkansas State in 1984 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 1988. He also has a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

He is a member of Arkansas and American Bar Associations, the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre Board, the Red Wolves Foundation and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is a 1924 Sustaining Life Member of the ASU Alumni Association.

While at Arkansas State, he was a four-year football letterman, two-time All-Southland Conference selection and three-time Southland Conference All-Academic Team.

His appointment expires in January 2022.

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