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

Whitney Represents WBC at State Capitol

Williams Baptist College

Every spring the top students from all Arkansas high schools travel to Little Rock for the Arkansas Scholastic Honors Day. Representatives from the state’s higher education institutions are also present, and this year junior Collin Whitney was the chosen ambassador for Williams Baptist College. Having student ambassadors from Arkansas colleges and universities helps give college-bound seniors a chance to ask questions and make new friends as they prepare for their higher education experience, according to … …more

U of O bringing preschool book program to Johnson County

University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks is helping to bring free books to preschool children in Johnson County. The University is sponsoring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program that provides preschool children a brand new, age-appropriate book per month from birth to the fifth birthday. In addition to U of O sponsoring the Imagination Library’s Johnson County program, the River Valley United Way is providing administrative support and generous donors in the local community are aiding … …more

John Brown University Hosts Paradosis Conference on Acts

John Brown University

John Brown University will host the biennial conference of the Paradosis Center titled “Engaging the Book of Acts, Engaging One Another: Catholics, Orthodox and Evangelicals,” in Siloam Springs, Arkansas from Sept. 15 – 17. Leading theologians from around the country will engage in meaningful theological discussions centered on Scripture and rooted in the great tradition. “JBU welcomes an environment where Christians develop one another spiritually and acknowledge the authority of Scripture as we study the … …more

JBU Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant

John Brown University

John Brown University announced this week that Dr. Marquita Smith, department head and associate professor of communication, has been selected to receive a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Her teaching-research project, titled “Courageous Communication: Creating Journalism that Matters,” is designed to cultivate media development through multiple platforms. Smith’s grant for the Mass Communications, Journalism and Broadcasting teaching/research position in Ghana is … …more