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

U of O celebrates The Power of Sport in 2016-17 Walton series

University of the Ozarks

Statesman and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela once said, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” University of the Ozarks will celebrate The Power of … …more

JBU Welcomes Over 400 New Students

John Brown University

John Brown University welcomes 418 new students who begin classes at JBU’s main campus Wednesday, Aug. 24. Nursing and engineering are the most popular majors for this class with 38 and 43 students respectively. “It’s always exciting to welcome a new class to JBU — students who enthusiastically embrace JBU’s philosophy to provide an education that reinforces our strong core academics with hands on experience,” Don Crandall, vice president for enrollment management, said. “JBU’s faculty … …more

JBU, Carl Albert State College Sign Articulation Agreement

John Brown University

Representatives from John Brown University and Carl Albert State College (CASC) signed a memorandum of understanding today to facilitate a seamless transfer of courses from CASC to JBU. The partnership creates a pathway for students to earn an associate’s degree from CASC and then complete their bachelor’s degree at JBU. Formed out of a mutual desire to serve students, the agreement allows students to enter into JBU’s traditional undergraduate programs on the main campus in … …more

WBC Prepares for Fall Semester

Williams Baptist College

Fall athletic teams and student staff have arrived at Williams Baptist College, and students will continue returning to campus over the next week as WBC prepares for its new school year. Cheerleaders, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country moved back into residence halls and are well into their preseason workouts. Residence hall staffers returned to WBC over the weekend and have already started training for the new year.  Other … …more