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 Partners with Kimberly-Clark for 36th Annual Toilet Paper Game

John Brown University

John Brown University’s men’s basketball season tips off Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the 36th Annual Toilet Paper Game, powered by Kimberly- Clark, as the Golden Eagles face Central Baptist (Arkansas) in the Bill George Arena. A tradition that began in the early 1980s, the Toilet Paper Game invites JBU fans to toss a roll of toilet paper onto the court after JBU’s first field goal, incurring a technical foul. USA Today described … …more

Williams to Stage “Our Town”

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College’s Theatre Program will open its 2016-17 season by revisiting the popular town of Grover’s Corners, from Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town.” “This will be the third production of Wilder’s ‘Our Town’ done at Williams,” explained Melinda Williams, director of the WBC Theatre Program.  “I did it early in my career at WBC, in the early 90’s, and Prof. Jerry Gibbens also directed the production at the college years before that.  It is a … …more

JBU Presents Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘The Secret Garden’

John Brown University

John Brown University’s Department of Music and Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical “The Secret Garden” written by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Performances are Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center on JBU’s main campus. Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” follows a young orphan girl named Mary, who is suddenly removed … …more

Williams Homecoming is Nov. 5

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College will host its annual Homecoming on Saturday, November 5, when alumni and other friends of the college will journey to campus for a day of reunions and activities.   Williams has spent 2016 celebrating its 75th anniversary, which will culminate during the Homecoming festivities.. The day has a full lineup of reunions, with Greek Club kicking off at 10:30 a.m. at Dr. Robert Foster’s home in Faculty Cove.  The Department of Business … …more