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Henderson State University (HSU) is a public liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.[3] Founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College,[4] it is Arkansas's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.[4] Henderson's curriculum is based on the belief that a liberal arts education is essential for all undergraduates; to that end, all of Henderson's majors require the completion of a core group of courses in the arts and sciences.[5] The school owned and operated radio station KSWH-FM until 2014, as well as the local Public-access television cable TV channel, HTV on Suddenlink's channel 9.

Henderson State University
Henderson State University seal.png
Former name
Arkadelphia Methodist College
MottoThe School With A Heart
PresidentElaine Kneebone (acting President)
ProvostSteven Adkison
Administrative staff
Location, ,
CampusRural 151 acres (0.61 km2)
ColorsRed and Gray[2]
Sporting affiliations
Henderson State University logo.svg



School Names
Arkadelphia Methodist College1890–1904
Henderson College1904–1911
Henderson-Brown College1911–1929
Henderson State Teachers College1929–1967
Henderson State College1967–1975
Henderson State University1975–present

The university was renamed for Charles Christopher Henderson, a Trustee and prominent Arkadelphia businessman,[7] in 1904.

Glendell Jones Jr. was named Henderson State University's 17th president on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 and officially assumed presidential duties on July 1, 2012.[8]

Arkansas Hall
Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
Baseball player Andrew Reynolds in 2014

Notable alumniEdit

On campus at Henderson State University


  1. ^ "Office of Institutional Research | University of Arkansas". University of Arkansas. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Henderson State University Visual Identity and Brand Standards". Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "GetReddie for Henderson". Henderson State University. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Henderson State University – Encyclopedia of Arkansas". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  5. ^ "GetReddie for Henderson – Academics". Henderson State University. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  6. ^ "HSU Website". Henderson State University. Archived from the original on April 6, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  7. ^ "Captain Charles C. Henderson House, Arkadelphia, Clark Country". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Archived from the original on May 25, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  8. ^ President Glen Jones Archived January 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Office of the President: About Bob Fisher". Belmont University. Retrieved October 12, 2017.

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