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

Carnahan Selected to Lead CBC Men’s Soccer

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College announces the hiring of Taylor Carnahan as Men’s Soccer Coach. Carnahan, originally from Russellville, Ark., was the assistant coach for the Mustangs in the 2015-2016 season where they had a 5-9-2 season. The previous year, 2014-2015, he was a student assistant helping the Mustangs to a 10-7-2 season, where they made it all the way to the finals of the NCCAA Regional Tournament. CBC Athletic Director Lyle Middleton said, “I am very … …more

Ouachita announces dean transition

Ouachita Baptist University

Dr. Merribeth Bruning, dean of Ouachita Baptist University’s Michael D. Huckabee School of Education since 2006, has resigned effective Aug. 1 to accept a similar position as dean of education at Anderson University in Indiana. Dr. Jeff Root, dean of Ouachita’s School of Humanities, has been named interim dean of the Huckabee School of Education for the 2016-17 academic year in addition to his other responsibilities, according to Dr. Stan Poole, vice president for academic … …more

CBC Announces Two New Hires Mayo Named Mustang Outfitters Manager

Central Baptist College

Britni Elder has been hired as Director of Human Resources at CBC. The Director of Human Resources works under the direction of the VP Finance to develop sound, effective, well-documented, and readily understood human resource policies and procedures. Elder received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Arkansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She come to CBC from New Life Church Human Resources department. Elder is … …more

CBC Advancement Division Announces Promotion and New Hires

Central Baptist College

J.D. Gray has been named Director of Development for CBC.  Gray had previously served as a Development Officer at CBC.  Gray’s responsibilities include working with the President and Vice President for Advancement to plan and promote the financial development of the College.  Gray will supervise the CBC Annual Fund and will serve as the primary contact for the Mustang Club and Mustang Club Board.   Gray comes to CBC after spending one season as a Direct … …more