Dr. Rex M. Horne, Jr.

Dr. Rex M. Horne, Jr., AICU President

Thank you for visiting our web page. Arkansas’ independent colleges and universities are a treasure for the students and our state. I am privileged to serve alongside the presidents of these fine institutions. Each one has a passion to make a difference in the lives of those who study there so they in turn will literally impact the world.

Take a moment and read about these unique colleges and universities. These institutions share a concern for the individual: body, soul, mind and spirit. There is an interest in the whole person including the spiritual. A commitment to characteristics that have made our country strong are inherent here. I think you will be impressed and encouraged with what you find in Arkansas’ independent colleges and universities.

I would enjoy communicating with you about our organization and ways you could help the thousands who attend and graduate each year from our private colleges and universities. I would be pleased to come to your town to speak to a group or civic club.

Thanks again for your interest.

Rex M. Horne, Jr.
Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities

News from our member institutions

CBC to Host a Watch Party for First Ever NAIA Baseball Championship Berth

Archive Central Baptist College

What: Come watch as the CBC Baseball team finds out where they will play in their first ever NAIA Baseball Championship. The NAIA selection show will be live-streamed as the Mustangs find out what Regional Tournament they will play in and their seeding. The event is open to the community. When: Friday, May 13, 2016 2:30 p.m. Where: Mabee Student Services Building – Dining Hall 1501 College Avenue Conway, AR 72034 Who: Interview with CBC … …more

U of O leadership course benefits local at-risk youth

University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks teamed up with Community Service Inc., (CSI) of Clarksville recently to present a Johnson County Youth Leadership Course for local at-risk youth. CSI is a nonprofit organization that provides services to youth and their families that empower them to attain success in their homes, schools and careers. Working with CSI, several U of O staff members organized and directed the on-campus leadership course, including Steve Weaver, dean of students; Bendex Stevenson, … …more

Overbay and Harthorn Win WBC Founders Awards

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has presented its 2016 Founders Awards to Hayley Overbay of Jonesboro and Edward Harthorn of College City. The awards were presented by Dr. Tom Jones, president of WBC, at the college’s annual graduates luncheon Friday, May 6th. Founders Award winners are selected from each graduating class at Williams. Recipients are chosen by a vote of the faculty and administration as outstanding representatives of the college and its ideals. Overbay, who had a … …more

U of O Spring Commencement scheduled for May 14

Archive University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks will award bachelor degrees to 86 graduating seniors during its 2016 Spring Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, on the campus mall. A Baccalaureate Service will begin the day’s activities at 9 a.m. in Munger-Wilson Chapel. There will be a reception for graduates and their families and guests in the Rogers Conference Center following the Commencement ceremony. The Commencement speaker will be U of O alumna Susan Smith … …more