Outstanding Higher Ed. Alum Receives Tenure and Promotion

David Horton, Jr. (PhD ’09, Higher Ed. Admin) recently received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor with Ohio University.  His teaching and research areas include the organization, governance and funding of higher education, multicultural development, diversity in higher education, the persistence of community college students, and the academic success of student-athletes.

Dr. David Horton received his PhD in 2009 in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida and in 2011, he won the award for Outstanding Young Alumnus.  Horton came to UF with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in History from Dallas Baptist University. During his doctoral studies, he worked as a recruiter and assistant in the College of Education’s office of outreach, recruitment and retention. He also received funding to attend the College Sports Research Institute’s annual meeting. He credits much of his success to his involvement in athletics, saying, “My participation in athletics taught me that hard work does pay off, and that you get out of life what you put into it.”