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

Williams Baptist College Commencement is Saturday

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College will hold its 2016 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7, when an estimated 90 graduates will receive their diplomas.  The graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m., in WBC’s Southerland-Mabee Center. Dr. Heather Moore, a 2003 WBC graduate, will be the commencement speaker.  She is a medical doctor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.  She is also a member of the Williams Board of Trustees. R. J. Platz, … …more


John Brown University

John Brown University today announced a $3 million lead challenge grant from the Windgate Foundation for a new $6 million renovation project on May eld Residence Hall, the university’s historic women’s dormitory. The challenge grant will match dollar-for-dollar donations to the project up to $3 million. The May eld Renovation Project is the newest initiative of JBU’s $125 Million Campaign for the Next Century. “May eld has been a ‘home away from home’ for more … …more

8TH Annual Benefit Dinner, Auction and Fishing Seminar with Larry Nixon

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction to be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 on the Central Baptist College campus. All proceeds from this event will benefit the CBC Fishing Team and Vision 2020. This year’s event will begin with a fish fry on the grounds at 5:00 p.m. as well as a silent auction. Directly following dinner, the event will move inside to the newly renovated … …more

WBC & Integrity First Bank Partner for Teach Children to Save Day

Williams Baptist College

Integrity First Bank of Pocahontas joined Williams Baptist College education students to present the annual “Teach Children to Save Day” at Alma Spikes Elementary School on Tuesday, April 19. The program aims to teach students about the value of saving their money. Integrity First has sponsored the program since 1996 and has taught over 2,600 students in the years since. Student teachers from the Williams Teacher Education Program presented the lesson on saving to the … …more