John Horn ’98

John Horn '98John Horn ’98, a UW-Eau Claire physical education graduate, has been named director of the Division of Recreational Sports at UW-Madison. He joined the division in 2004 as director of recreational programs and facilities and has served as its interim director since September 2012.

Horn, a certified recreational sports specialist who holds a master’s degree in recreation management, provides leadership, planning and management for numerous recreational facilities at UW-Madison. The division’s mission is to enrich the UW-Madison experience by providing programs and services that promote the social, mental and physical well-being of the campus community.

In his final year at UW-Eau Claire, Horn worked as an official, intramural supervisor and intern for University Recreation — experiences he said were instrumental in shaping his career path.

Horn said he is well prepared and eager to continue his leadership role at UW-Madison.

“This is a fantastic opportunity at an outstanding institution,” Horn said. “I am humbled by the support of our students, staff and leadership team.”