Father Carmichael joined Xavier University in 1979
His positions at the university have included:
• University Campus Ministry’s Director of Residence Hall Ministry.
• Associate Dean for Student Development.
• Co-founder of the Xavier’s Health and Counseling Center,
Assistant Director and staff counselor.
• Associate Vice President for the Division of Mission and Ministry which he helped establish.
• Acting Vice President for the Division of Student Development as the division transitioned into Student Life and Leadership.
• Interim Vice President for Division of Mission and Ministry as the division transitioned into Mission and Identity. • Currently serving as Spiritual Counselor in the Office of Human Resources.
Since 2004, Fr. Carmichael has been the Catholic Chaplain at Lebanon Correctional Institution. He has also served in that capacity at Warren Correctional Institution since 2009. These are both level three maximum security Ohio state prisons.