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

Williams Releases President’s and Dean’s Lists

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2017 spring semester.  The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those with at least a 3.5 GPA. Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark.  Making the President’s and Dean’s Lists from Arkansas, listed by county, were: Baxter County: President’s … …more

Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library¹s Special Collections earns national award

Ouachita Baptist University

The Arkansas Baptist History Collection of Ouachita Baptist University’s Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections has been honored with the Baptist History and Heritage Society’s 2017 Davis C. Woolley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Assessing and Preserving Baptist History. The national award honors the work of Dr. Wendy Richter, Ouachita professor and archivist, and her staff who coordinated the Special Collections project. The award was announced recently at the annual conference of the Baptist History … …more

WBC Completes First Year of Coe Honors Program

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has completed the first academic year of its new Coe Honors Program.  WBC had 19 Coe Honors Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year, including six students who graduated in this year’s commencement exercises. This year’s Coe Honors Scholars were Tessa Babbitt of Benton (2017 graduate), Malerie Bennett of Reyno, Brandi Bookout of Portia (2017 graduate), Brandon Brigance of Gentry, Chelsea Clarkson of Wynne (2017 graduate), Justin Cole of Brookland, Bethany Cummins of … …more

President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU) Dunsworth’s three-year term begins immediately on the board of the independent, non-profit association that is dedicated to assisting the more than 50 Presbyterian-affiliated colleges and universities throughout the U.S. “I am honored to have been elected to serve as a director for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities,” Dunsworth … …more