Henderson State University

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Henderson State University
Henderson State University seal.png
Former name
Arkadelphia Methodist College
MottoThe School With A Heart
Type Public
President Glendell Jones Jr.
Provost Steven Adkison
Administrative staff
186 [1]
Undergraduates 3,584
Postgraduates 397
Location, ,
Campus Rural 151 acres (0.61 km2)
Colors Red and Gray [2]
Nickname Reddies
Sporting affiliations
Website www.hsu.edu
Henderson State University logo.svg

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 curricula based on the belief that a liberal arts education is essential for all undergraduates; Henderson utilizes a program based on a core 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.

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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
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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]

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

Notable alumni

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On campus at Henderson State University
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