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

Annual 5-to-1 Conference is Feb. 23 at WBC

Archive Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College will host its annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will focus on various aspects of student ministry and discipleship. Event speakers and topics will include: Steven Price, student pastor at FBC Monticello, discussing student ministry with special needs youth; Bill Newton, youth minister at FBC Hot Springs, discussing student discipleship; Warren Gasaway, a member of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Church … …more

80 from WBC Visit Civil Rights Museum

Williams Baptist College

An entourage of 80 students, faculty and staff from Williams Baptist College made their way to Memphis Monday, February 20, to visit the National Civil Rights Museum.  The visit was part of WBC’s observance of Black History Month. “It was wonderful having such a large and diverse group spending this time together.  There was just an enormous response, and it was very impactful,” said Dean of Students Amber Grady. The trip was sponsored by WBC’s … …more

Ouachita’s Hickingbotham School of Business in elite group among AACSB accredited schools

Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business is one of only nine business schools in the world (among more than 15,000) that is undergraduate-only and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International has announced that 51 business schools, including Ouachita’s Hickingbotham School of Business, have extended their accreditation in business, business and accounting or accounting. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer … …more

Mercy Hospital President Eric Pianalto to Speak at JBU

Archive John Brown University

John Brown University welcomes Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Hospital of Northwest Arkansas, to speak in chapel on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. for Soderquist Leadership Chapel, which brings prominent leaders with business acumen to JBU in order to share with undergraduate students. “Soderquist Leadership seeks to give JBU students the opportunity to hear from excellent leaders such as Eric Pianalto,” Chuck Hyde, CEO of Soderquist Leadership said. “Pianalto has been in a variety … …more