John 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."