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


A New Academic Year Is Here

You will see some of the current events, activities and accomplishments of our institutions as our new academic year begins. Visit this site often to see the work of our private colleges and universities. You can also link to our individual institutions.

News from our member institutions

WBC Dedicates Joy Ring Student Success Center

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College cut the ribbon Friday, Sept. 25th, on its newest facility, which is named for the longest tenured professor in the history of the college. The Joy Ring Student Success Center provides a range of tutoring and counseling services to help students have a successful college experience. James Miller of Melbourne, Ark., chair of WBC’s Board of Trustees, said the center reflects WBC’s commitment to help students rise to the challenges of college, … …more

John Brown University Features Alumni Art

John Brown University

John Brown University will feature the artwork of seven Visual Arts alumni in an upcoming display titled JBU Alumni Invitational Exhibit. The exhibit, which opens Friday, Oct. 2, will include paintings, illustrations and assemblages by Natalie K. Nelson ‘08, Jeremy Grant ‘07 and John Holcomb ’07 and artists of the Jeb Kennedy Collective, including alumni Kyle Armstrong ‘10, Kyle Blair ‘11, Jason Flack ‘10 and John Springs ‘10, “The work of these alumni has been … …more

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem to continue Harding University Concert Series

Harding University

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem will continue Harding University’s concert series on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the Administration Auditorium, and the cost is $3. The band has been playing together for 15 years and has performed at festivals such as Newport Folk Festival and the California World Music Festival. The ensemble is composed of four musicians: Rani Arbo, fiddle and guitar; Andrew Kinsey, bass, banjo and … …more

JBU Presents Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama “Harvey”

John Brown University

John Brown University’s Music and Theatre department presents Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Harvey,” on Oct. 2-3 and Oct. 9-10 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The play follows the eccentric Elwood P. Dowd who insists on inviting his friend to all of his sister’s social gatherings. Elwood’s friend, however, is an imaginary six-foot, one-and-one-half inch tall rabbit named Harvey. This comedy of errors, also adapted for film (starring James Stewart) and television, will leave … …more