Assistant Vice President, Arkansas State University
Vice Chairman of Arkansas Developmental Disabilities Services Board
Governor's Advisory Council to Children's Medical Services
Commander, Largest Corps of Cadets in ASU ROTC History
Born in Cardwell, Missouri in 1941, Ron Carmack attended Arkansas State University from 1959 to 1963. A Distinguished Military Graduate, he earned a BSE in mathematics and a RA Commission as an Armor Officer. From 1962 to 1963 he was the Cadet Commander of the largest Corps of Cadets in ASU history. His military service spanned 1963 to 1967. As an Armor School Honor Graduate he became a Basic Training Company Commander, training infantry soldiers for Vietnam, and in Korea he served with the Cavalry Squadron responsible for patrolling the DMZ from Panmunjom to Freedom Bridge. In 1997, Captain Carmack's logistics and maintenance experience qualified him for the position of Physical Plant Assistant Director at ASU. He was promoted to Director of Physical Plant in 1975 and to Assistant Vice President for Facilities in 1995.
Ron Carmack's dedication to the community is demonstrated through his service on the Craighead County Quorum Court and the Governor's Advisory Council to Children's Medical Services, and as: President of United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Arkansas, Chairman of Arkansas Children's Medical Services Parent's Advisory Council, and Vice Chairman of Arkansas Developmental Disabilities Services Board.