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


Seasons Greetings

May the Lord bless you all in this Christmas season and then the new year. At a time when peace is disrupted around the world we remember the One who came as the Prince of Peace. May God use us all.

News from our member institutions

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to continue Harding University concert series

Harding University

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will play at Harding University on Feb. 23, 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. The orchestra was established in 1991 by Misha Rachlevsky and is composed of Russian string players. The group has played approximately 2,000 concerts ranging in location from Moscow, their most common location, to 24 countries in Europe, North … …more

BU Announces Barnett Civic Leadership Speaker Series – Gov. Hutchinson to be Inaugural Speaker

John Brown University

John Brown University announced this week Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the inaugural speaker for the new Barnett Civic Leadership Speaker Series. The series, focusing on Christian civic leadership, is funded by an endowment with a lead gift from the Barnett family. The series will bring prominent lecturers to address topics related to the intersection of faith and public service. Gov. Hutchinson will speak on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at JBU’s Cathedral of … …more

Harding University ASI lecture series continues with panel discussion

Harding University

Harding University will host a panel discussion titled “Exploring Race Relations: An Honest Conversation” on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. as a part of its 2015-16 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series. The panel will feature Fred Gray, former attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks; Anastasia Pittman, Oklahoma state senator; Howard Wright, 1968 University alumnus and member of the Harding University board of trustees; and Elijah Anthony, 1968 University alumnus and … …more

Harding University to host Young Adult Author Series professional development workshop

Harding University

The Harding University graduate reading program’s 2015-16 Young Adult Author Series will conclude Friday, Feb. 12-13 with Kwame Alexander. Alexander is a New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, including “The Crossover,” which received a number of awards such as the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children and was chosen as an honor book for the Coretta Scott King Author Award. He currently lives in Washington, … …more