Frank E. Horton

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Frank Elba Horton (born August 19, 1939)[1] is an American educator and administrator. He had been the chancellor or president of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (1980–1985),[2] University of Oklahoma (1985–1988) [3] and the University of Toledo (1989–1998).[4]


Horton received his Ph.D. in geography from Northwestern University in 1968. He had been a professor of geography, the director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Research at the University of Iowa and the chair of the Urban Affairs Division of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. He became the third chancellor of UW-Milwaukee in 1980 and the 11th president of University of Oklahoma in 1985. After leaving OU, he joined University of Toledo as its 13th president. After leaving the University of Toledo he and his wife Nancy settled down in Colorado. Now he enjoys visits from his grandkids [5] After his retirement from University of Toledo, he also served as the interim president of Southern Illinois University.[6]

The Horton International House at the University of Toledo was named after him.[7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Past Chancellors, UW-Milwaukee
  3. ^ THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA TIMELINE, University of Oklahoma
  4. ^ UT Presidents, University of Toledo
  5. ^ History of The University of Toledo, The University of Toledo
  6. ^ Southern Illinois University
  7. ^ Horton International House
Preceded by
William S. Banowsky
President of the University of Oklahoma
Succeeded by
Richard L. Van Horn
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