Published Friday, January 31, 2014
JONESBORO — Gov. Mike Beebe appointed a Little Rock physician and former Arkansas State University quarterback to the ASU board of trustees on Thursday.
Timothy Langford (bio), 53, a 1983 ASU graduate, replaced Trustee Mike Gibson, whose term expired Jan. 14. Langford will serve a five-year term.
“We are ecstatic about the addition,” ASU System President Charles Welch said Thursday. “We couldn’t have found anyone with a better love of the university and a better love of higher education.”
Langford is the chief of staff at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock and has been a physician with Arkansas Urology in Little Rock since 1993. He earned a bachelor of science in zoology at ASU and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences at Little Rock in 1988.
While at ASU, Langford played quarterback and was a three-time Academic All-Southland Conference selection.
In 2004, Langford and his wife, Terri, donated $250,000 to ASU’s athletic program to help furnish and refurbish the Tim and Terri Langford Sports Medicine Center. He was inducted into the ASU football Ring of Honor in 2008.
“He’s the perfect board member,” said ASU board Chairman Dan Pierce of Jonesboro. “He brings an abundance of knowledge and affection of the university. He’s got it all.
“The governor made a perfect pick.”
Beebe said in a news release that Langford’s commitment to ASU was one reason for the selection to the university’s board.
“His commitment to ASU has never wavered, and indeed has grown stronger along with his professional achievements,” Beebe said in the release. “His previous service to colleges and universities statewide shows his dedication to higher education, and now he will get to focus on the university that helped him succeed.”
Langford has also served on the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board since 2012 and is a board member at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock and Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co. of Little Rock.
“I’m so grateful for the chance to serve the ASU System,” Langford said in an ASU news release about the appointment. “The momentum of Arkansas State and our community colleges is strong, and I’m excited about the opportunity to be part of it in this new role. I know that our best days are ahead.”