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

JBU Reopens Health Complex, $5M Renovation Project

Archive John Brown University

John Brown University’s Walton Lifetime Health Complex (WLHC) reopens with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate its $5 million renovation. With JBU students, JBU employees and the Siloam Springs community regularly using the facility, the renovation provides a new community entrance that creates better access to the fitness center, tennis courts, community trail and includes an expanded parking area. The update also expanded the cardio and light weight areas, … …more

WBC Trustees Welcome New Members, Hear Growth Plans

Williams Baptist College

The Board of Trustees at Williams Baptist College met in regular session Friday, welcoming three new members and hearing about new programs that will be started at the college next year. The meeting was held on the Williams campus. The board extended a welcome to new trustees Brenda Doty of Horseshoe Bend, Carol Belford-Lewallen of Pocahontas and Sarah Shell Teague of El Dorado. Teague is joining the board for the first time, while Doty and … …more

University signs dual degree partnership with Paris School of Business

University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks has recently entered into a dual degree partnership with the Paris School of Business (PSB). Under the agreement, which was completed in October, students can transfer from the PSB in their third year and complete the requirements to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from U of O in one year. After graduating from Ozarks, the students return to PSB to complete a master’s degree. The partnership also offers Ozarks students … …more

Williamses’ gift to enhance Chapel programming at U of O

University of the Ozarks

More than 70 years after attending Chapel services as a student at University of the Ozarks, the Rev. Bruce Williams is giving back to the spiritual heart of the campus. Bruce, a 1943 graduate of Ozarks, and his wife, the Rev. Tracy Julian Williams, have recently established the Chapel Programming Endowment to “provide support to Chapel programming and spiritual life in keeping with the traditions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).” Tracy is the pastor of … …more