Henderson State University
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Henderson State University (HSU) is a public liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Founded in 1890 as Arkadelphia Methodist College, it is Arkansas's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. 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. 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.
|Arkadelphia Methodist College|
|Motto||The School With A Heart|
|President||Elaine Kneebone (acting President)|
|Campus||Rural 151 acres (0.61 km2)|
|Colors||Red and Gray|
|NCAA Division II –GAC|
|Arkadelphia Methodist College||1890–1904|
|Henderson State Teachers College||1929–1967|
|Henderson State College||1967–1975|
|Henderson State University||1975–present|
The university was renamed for Charles Christopher Henderson, a Trustee and prominent Arkadelphia businessman, 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.
- Bobby Bones, host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bobby Bones Show
- Lloyd L. Burke 1950, Medal of Honor recipient
- Osro Cobb, Republican politician and lawyer
- Lynn A. Davis, lecturer, crime author, head of Arkansas state police, former candidate for Arkansas secretary of state
- Ken Duke, professional golfer
- Robert Fisher, president of Belmont University.
- Roy Green, 1979, former American football wide receiver in the National Football League
- Tony Johns, Canadian football player
- Gus Malzahn, 1990, American football coach and current head football coach for Auburn University
- Andy Mayberry, journalist and advertising executive, Republican former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
- John P. McConnell, 1927, General and Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
- Sean McGrath, 2012, current American football tight end in the National Football League
- Sid McMath, two-term governor of Arkansas
- James H. Morris, 1976, Republican member of the Louisiana State House of Representatives
- Aaron Owens, 1999, former AND1 Mixtape Tour basketball player
- Reggie Ritter, 1982, former professional baseball player
- Jane Ross, co-founder of the Ross Foundation
- G. Lloyd Spencer, U.S. Senator from Arkansas
- Robert Thomas, former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys
- Jerry Thomasson, Arkansas state representative
- Billy Bob Thornton, (attended), Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor as well as occasional director, playwright and singer.
- Delores White, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League baseball player
- Jeremy Williams, American player of Canadian football
- C. Vann Woodward, 1959, Sterling Professor of History at Yale University; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
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