Letter from the President

This is an exciting time for Henderson as we prepare to celebrate Henderson’s 125th anniversary this year! This is a milestone in our institution’s history and a testament to its enduring impact on Arkansas and beyond. The centerpiece of our momentum is our recently-completed 2014-2020 strategic plan titled Beyond the Horizon which provides us with a framework for measuring our future progress. At the heart of our ambitious plan are seven core values: Academic Excellence, Collaboration and Community, Human Value and Difference, Integrity, Liberal Arts, Students and Student Success, Tradition and Innovation. These core values form the foundation for our six university priorities:

  • Grow the enrollment, improve student life, and increase retention to graduation.
  • Enhance academic programs.
  • Enhance the quality of life and the ability to recruit and retain a highly qualified and motivated faculty and staff.
  • Improve the physical environment and infrastructure.
  • Expand and diversify revenues.
  • Enhance Henderson’s regional, state, and national profile.

The appearance of our campus has changed with the construction of new student housing facilities, landscape improvements, and renovations to our Garrison Student Center and other locations on campus.

Henderson continues to pursue its mission of providing an outstanding learning environment that prepares students to address the needs of a constantly changing world. Our focus for the next five years will center on anticipating change and embracing opportunities.

As part of our strategic commitment to meeting the needs of our region, we continue to expand enrollment on our new campus in Hot Springs where students can complete a baccalaureate and master’s degree from our School of Business or a master’s degree offered through Teachers College. Additionally, renovations to our location in downtown Hot Springs are now complete, and the space can accommodate several hundred students.

We know that our current momentum exists because of the commitment and efforts of those who have come before. We are proud of our alumni who, through their successes, champion the transformative power of a Henderson education. Thank you for your continuing support of Henderson and its enduring mission. We are looking forward to achieving many great things, together.

In Reddie Spirit,

Glen Jones
Class of ‘92