John T. Langan (1941-2010) was a longtime faculty member of the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was in the final graduating class of the Municipal University of Omaha in 1968, one month before the institution became the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He earned his M.S. in education at UNO in 1969 and then joined the college as a faculty member that same year. In 1974, he earned a Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. He served UNO as an instructor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. He developed the Office of Student Services and became its first coordinator in 1984. He served as coordinator for the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education visits from about 1971 until 2008. From 1992 until 2003, he served as chair of the Department of Teacher Education within the College of Education. He was instrumental in establishing the Career Advancement and Development for Recruits and Experienced Teachers (CADRE) Project in 1994. While at UNO, Professor Langan served as a member (1990-2004) and president (1997-2004) of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education. In August of 2001, John Langan received the UNO Chancellor's Medal. In 2003, Langan became acting dean of the College of Education, and served as dean from 2004 until 2008. During his final year at UNO, 2008 to 2009, he worked half time in the College of Education and half time in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.