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

Blackwood Hired as WBC Director of Campus Safety

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has hired Joseph “Bubba” Blackwood as its new director of police and campus safety. Blackwood, who is a Northeast Arkansas native, has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, most recently as the captain of the narcotics division with the Walnut Ridge Police Department. “My interest in law enforcement came at very early age around five or six. I always said it’s what I would do when I grew up, and it’s … …more

Williams Readies for New School Year

Williams Baptist College

The Williams Baptist College campus is coming to life after fall athletic teams and student staff made their return to campus late last week. Other student leaders will continue to move back to WBC in preparation for the new semester, which officially begins with the first day of class Tuesday, August. 22. Freshmen will move into residence halls this Friday and begin their orientation program, known as Ascend 2017. Athletes in women’s volleyball, men’s and … …more

Guyton Hired as New Director of Church Relations

Central Baptist College

Central Baptist College President Terry Kimbrow has announced the hiring of Duffy Guyton as the Director of Church Relations. Guyton will also assist Dr. Aaron Brister as the pitching coach for the CBC baseball team. In his capacity as the Director of Church Relations, Guyton will be responsible for building and cultivating passionate and sustainable support for the college through planning and implementing programs which engage local churches in the mission of the college. Guyton … …more

WBC Receives $32,500 from Speakes Estate

Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has established a new scholarship fund, following a gift from the estate of the late Mary Frances Speakes of Siloam Springs, Ark. Williams recently received $32,500 from the Speakes estate, to be applied toward scholarships for WBC students. Ms. Speakes died last year at the age of 95. Born and raised in Siloam Springs, she taught music at Siloam Springs Elementary School for 42 years, and she taught piano lessons for 65 … …more