Board of Trustees

Trustees

Niel Crowson

Niel Crowson

Jonesboro, Arkansas
Chair

Mr. Niel Crowson of Jonesboro retired in 2018 after almost 25 years as chairman of the board and president of E.C. Barton & Company, one of Arkansas’ largest privately owned businesses. 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 Board of Directors 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
Vice Chair

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
Secretary

Mr. Price Gardner of Little Rock is the Managing Partner of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP, the state’s largest law firm, and has been a member of the firm since 1989.

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. In addition to being a member of the Arkansas bar since 1988, he is also licensed as a certified public accountant (inactive) in Arkansas.

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.


Christy Clark

Christy Clark

Little Rock, Arkansas

Christy Clark, a 1992 graduate of Arkansas State University, is controller of Clark Contractors LLC of Little Rock.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Arkansas State and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant. Professional memberships include the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

She is a founding member of the A-State Women’s Business Leadership Center, a 1924 Sustaining Life Member of the ASU Alumni Association and a member of Chi Omega. In addition, she is a life member of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, a life member of the CHI St. Vincent Auxiliary and a member of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary. She volunteers for the Lessons for Life Mentoring Program and serves as treasurer of the Little Rock Christian Academy Warrior Club Board of Directors.

Clark and her husband, William, received the 2018 Arkansas JDRF Imagine Gala Living & Giving Award on behalf of Clark Contractors.

The Clarks have three children: Will, Ben and Alex.

Her appointment expires in January 2023.


Tim Langford

Dr. Tim Langford

Little Rock, Arkansas

Tim D. Langford, M.D., is the president of Arkansas Urology, a large independent urology group in Little Rock. He also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Campus (UAMS).

Dr. Langford graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Arkansas State University in 1983, where he was an All-Southland Conference quarterback. He won a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award in 1983, was elected to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017, and was inducted into the A-State Football Ring of Honor in 2008.

He and his wife, Terri, are 1924 Sustaining Life Members of the ASU Alumni Association and members of the Red Wolves Foundation.

After receiving his medical degree from UAMS in 1988, Dr. Langford’s postgraduate training included two years of general surgery followed by urology residency at UAMS. He joined Arkansas Urology in 1993 and practices general urology with a special emphasis in robotic surgery, male incontinence, prosthetic surgery, and advanced prostate cancer.

Dr. Langford has been involved in several urological organizations. He served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Arkansas Urological Society (1996-2001) and was President of the AUS in 2002. Also, he has served the South Central Section of the AUA as area representative, treasurer (2013-2016), Program Chair (2017) and is the 2018 SCS President.

In addition to service on the ASU Board of Trustees, Dr. Langford has served his community and state in several leadership roles, including member of the Arkansas Coordinating Board of Higher Education, Chief of Staff at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock (2015-2016), and member of the board of Arkansas Mutual.

He was first appointed to the Board in 2014 by Gov. Mike Beebe and was reappointed to the Board in 2019 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. His reappointment expires Jan. 14, 2024.


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