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

Musical Portraits to Showcase at WBC

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College will host a music program entitled “Musical Portraits” on Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m., in the Choral Room of the Maddox Fine Arts Center. Dr. Michael Oriatti and Dr. Sarah Weston, both Lyon College professors, will be the evening’s performers, and will also offer a presentation about the musical pieces.  Oriatti will perform as a tenor and Weston will serve as the program’s pianist.  Together, the duo co-founded two youth choirs, … …more

Williams Ranks 12th in Washington Monthly

Williams Baptist College

A new magazine ranking shows Williams Baptist College to be a good buy in higher education. Washington Monthly has released its annual College Guide and rankings list, which rates schools based on how they contribute to the country.  Williams landed 12th on the “Best Bang for Your Buck – South,” list, beating out other Arkansas schools and several widely known universities. “We are very gratified by the Washington Monthly ranking, because it points out the … …more

Perkins Contributes to WWI Book

Williams Baptist College

Dr. Blake Perkins, assistant professor of history at Williams Baptist College, has contributed to a book on the impact of World War I in Arkansas.  Perkins’ essay, “Persuading Arkansas for War: Propaganda and Homefront Mobilization during the First World War,” is included in the book “To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War,” which marks the centennial remembrance of World War I.   To Can the Kaiser features essays written by eleven historians, including … …more

JBU Release: JBU’s Health Complex Renovation Project Receives Grant from La-Z-Boy

John Brown University

John Brown University will receive a $75,000 gift from La-Z-Boy toward the university’s renovation of the Walton Lifetime Health Complex. This gift is part of the $5 million renovation goal. “JBU is immensely grateful to the La-Z-Boy Foundation and the employees of La-Z-Boy for their generosity in helping to breathe new life into the complex,” April Moreton, senior director of development, said. “La-Z-Boy supports projects with long-lasting impact within the community. This gift will benefit … …more