Prior to his tenure at YHC, Van Horn served as interim vice president of university advancement at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He also served as vice president of institutional advancement at Lenior-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. Van Horn currently serves on the Board of the Georgia Independent College Association and the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. He is a two-time Academic All-American in basketball and is a member of the Elon University Athletic Hall of Fame. Van Horn earned a Bachelor of Arts at Elon College, an M.Ed. from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Camille, have two grown children.