John Langan, former dean of the UNO College of Education, died July 27th after being diagnosed with cancer in 2008.
His 44-year connection to the college began as an undergraduate student, continued in the graduate program, and included roles as a graduate assistant, professor and department chair before his five years as dean.
Dr. Langan also served 14 years as a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education. He was president of the board for seven years.
Dr. Langan’s family includes his wife Carole, a retired OPS assistant principal.
The Langans have two sons--Tim, an attorney for Fidelity National Title Group in Omaha, and Michael, who works for Ecolabs in Texas. The Langans became grandparents last year with the birth of Tim’s son, Conor.
The Langan family has asked that memorials be directed to the University of Nebraska Foundation’s John T. Langan Professorship fund.
The website for more information is nufoundation.org/johnlangan.