|Arkadelphia Methodist College|
|Motto||The School With A Heart|
|President||Elaine Kneebone (acting)|
|Provost||Marilyn Sommers (interim)|
|Campus||Rural 151 acres (0.61 km2)|
|Colors||Red and Gray|
|NCAA Division II –GAC|
Henderson State University (HSU) is a public 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 has an undergraduate enrollment of around 3,000 students. The campus is located on 156 acres (0.63 km2). 
|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, and resigned in 2019.
2019 campus methamphetamine synthesis incident
In October 2019, police responded to a campus chemistry laboratory at the Reynolds Science Center following concerns of chemical odors resulting in the building's closure for several weeks. Initial investigation found elevated levels of benzyl chloride and subsequently found methamphetamine residues. Two chemistry professors who were described as having been acting awkwardly were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. 
- 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
- Ken Duke, professional golfer
- Bob 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 former head football coach of 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
- Aaron Owens, 1999, former AND1 Mixtape Tour basketball player
- Reggie Ritter, 1982, former professional baseball player
- Jane Ross, co-founder of the Ross Foundation
- Jimmy D. Ross, 1958, 4-star General and member of the board of two corporations, United States Army
- 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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