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

Harding University to brighten up campus with annual lighting ceremony

Harding University

On Nov. 30, Harding University will kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on Harding’s front lawn in the quadrangle near the American Heritage Center. The crowd will be led in a countdown at the end of which more than 100,000 LED lights will illuminate the campus. Harding’s Director of Physical Resources Danny DeRamus and his team work on preparing the lights all year, and … …more

Hall and Howard Crowned at Williams Homecoming

Williams Baptist College

Porche Hall of Wynne, Ark., and Tevin Howard of Luxora, Ark., were crowned the 2015 Homecoming queen and king Saturday at Williams Baptist College. The coronation took place at a packed Southerland-Mabee Center on the Williams campus. Hall is a senior psychology major. She is the daughter of Joyce Harris and Conley Holmes. Howard is a senior liberal arts major. He is the son of Donna Chew and Jimmy Howard. Also representing the senior class … …more

Jazz saxophonist to continue Harding University’s 2015-16 concert series

Archive Harding University

Brad Leali, associate professor of jazz saxophone at University of North Texas, will play at Harding University Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. as a part of the University’s 2015-16 concert series. The concert will be held in the Administration Auditorium, and the cost is $3. From 1989-94, Leali played in the Harry Connick Jr. orchestra as the lead alto saxophonist. He then joined the Count Basie Orchestra under the leadership of Grover Mitchell in 1995. … …more

WBC Homecoming/Parents Day is Saturday

Archive Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College is set to host its annual Homecoming/Parents Day on Saturday, November 14, when alumni and parents will journey to the campus to participate in a full day of activities. The first event of the day is a Williams Singers reunion, taking place at 9:00 am in the Eagle Coffeehouse and Grill. The group will then rehearse for their afternoon performance. Rehearsal is set for 11:00 a.m., in Room 101 of the Maddox … …more