A former president of Hanover College has passed away. John Horner served nearly three decades at the helm of the southeast Indiana school. Governor Mike Pence, a Hanover graduate who later worked for the college, says Horner's contributions during his tenure are “incalculable.” The school's health and recreation center is named in Horner's honor.

February 13, 2014

Governor Pence Statement Regarding Passing of Dr. John Horner

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Governor Mike Pence today issued the below statement following the passing of Dr. John Horner, former president of Hanover College.

“We were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. John Horner, who served as president of Hanover College from 1958 to 1987. Dr. Horner's leadership was marked by three decades of growth in academic programs, financial stability and student enrollment. His contributions to Hanover College are incalculable and leave a legacy of excellence in higher education that will benefit our state for generations to come.

“On a personal note, I will always be grateful for the opportunity that Dr. Horner gave me to work for Hanover College upon my graduation in 1981. His example of integrity and strong leadership taught me much in the early days of my career and inspire me to this day. Karen and I offer our deepest condolences to Anne, the family and all those who mourn this husband, father, grandfather and consequential Indiana leader in higher education.”

Source: The Office of Governor Mike Pence

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