Richard L. Van Horn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Richard L. Van Horn as President of the University of Houston

Richard L. Van Horn (born November 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois) was the seventh president of the University of Houston and the 12th president of the University of Oklahoma.

Van Horn was born in Chicago, Illinois but raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Van Horn earned a BS in industrial administration from Yale University; an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management; and a PhD in systems science from Carnegie-Mellon University. He spent 16 years at Carnegie-Mellon as a faculty member, associate dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, vice president for business affairs, vice president for management and provost. He went on to serve six years as the president of the University of Houston and University of Oklahoma. He served as president of Oklahoma from 1989 to 1994. Outside of academia, he spent ten years at the Rand Corporation, a nonprofit global policy think tank.[1][2]


  1. ^ "MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS FACULTY & STAFF". University of Oklahoma Price College of Business. Archived from the original on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  2. ^ Burr, Carol (Summer 1989). "The New Man in Evans Hall". Sooner Magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-21.