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

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

JBU Announces Lowest Percent Increase for Undergraduate’s Tuition, Room & Board

John Brown University

John Brown University announced this week its lowest price rate-increase in 31 years. The 2.99 percent increase in traditional undergraduate’s tuition, fees, room and board for 2017-18 amounts to $1,020, the lowest dollar change in 13 years. Tuition for degree completion program remained flat at $420 per credit hour. For graduate students, tuition increased 2.2 percent, a $12 increase to $560 per credit hour for business, counseling and visual arts majors and a $10 increase … …more

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

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

Dr. Scully named new faculty athletics representative

University of the Ozarks

Dr. Mark Scully, assistant professor of political science at University of the Ozarks, has been appointed the university’s new faculty athletics representative (FAR). Scully, who has taught at Ozarks since 2014, was appointed to the three-year term by U of O President Richard Dunsworth, effective immediately. “Dr. Scully is superbly qualified to serve as the faculty athletics representative,” Dunsworth said. “He is an exceptional scholar and understands the institutional aspects and culture of a university … …more