Christy Anne Horn, 68, co-director of Nebraska’s Center for Instructional Innovation, died Feb. 7.
A nationally recognized leader for her work in supporting students with disabilities, Horn served more than 30 years with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and NU Central Administration.
As a graduate student, Horn was awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant that helped found the services for students with disabilities office at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women Award for establishing lactation rooms on campus for nursing mothers. Her work also led to the creation of the university’s Accommodation Resource Center, which was the first in the nation.
Horn was also active in teaching, research and mentoring graduate students.
Her most recent roles in the NU system included serving as the American Disabilities Act/504 compliance officer, affirmative action/equal employment opportunity officer and ombudsperson.
She was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Lincoln, to Delbert and Dorothy (Blood) Johnson.
Horn is survived by her husband of 46 years, Craig; children, Erik (Dana Herskovic) Horn and Megan (Robert II) Watson; grandchildren, Quinn Horn and Evan Watson; siblings, Steven (Deb) Johnson, Barbara (Paul) Welke, Dan Johnson; and aunt, Hazel Sutherland. She is preceded in death by parents and son, Adam.
A memorial service is 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, 5750 S. 40th St. There is no visitation. Access the family obituary or leave condolences online.