Dear Ouachita friends and family,

Ouachita is celebrating 125 years in 2011. As I walk these grounds, I am often mindful of the leaders and students who have come before us. We often say we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. I think more of walking alongside the men and women whose influence is still felt. What a wonderful, special place is Ouachita Baptist University.

I am most proud that we are true to our founders. We have remained true to our goals of faithfulness to our Christian faith and providing an education that is excellent. In fact, I would say Ouachita truly is second to no other institution.

It would be understandable for every president to expect the greatest days are just ahead. Well, I am no different. The momentum on campus is building. With God’s blessing and your involvement, Ouachita can look forward with confidence.

Please avail yourselves of the opportunities we will have throughout 2011. You can look at the many planned events by visiting our 125th anniversary website:  I hope to see you in this year of celebration.


Rex M. Horne, Jr.

Ouachita Baptist University