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Academic Affairs Division

Our mission is to educate the whole person.

Academic Affairs is tasked with creating the curriculum and educational programming that fulfills the University's mission.

The mission of Otterbein University is to educate the whole person in a context that fosters the development of humane values. Otterbein University is a private, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts institution that offers full-time and continuing education programs of liberal arts and professional education at the Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral levels. Our commitment is to the liberal arts as the foundation of all learning.

In partnership with University and community colleagues, the Office of Academic Affairs at Otterbein University provides services and leadership to foster an outstanding and progressive culture of teaching and learning; scholarship and creative work; and engagement in the local and global society.

Offices under Academic Affairs include:

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


p / 614.823.1556

Miguel Martinez-Saenz
Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs
p/ 614.823.1556
e/ Email
(Contact Kristi North for appointments)

Wendy Sherman Heckler
Associate VPAA and Dean of University Programs
p/ 614.823.3395
e/ Email
(Contact Kristi North for appointments)

Jeff Ankrom
Assistant Provost for Strategy and Planning
e/ Email
(Contact Kristi North for appointments)

Gretchen Sasfy
Executive Assistant to the Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs
p/ 614.823.1574
e/ gsasfy@otterbein.edu

Katherine Reichley
Academic Assessment & Accreditation Specialist
p/ 614.823.1173
e/ kreichley@otterbein.edu

Kristi North

Administrative Assistant
p/ 614.823.1571
e/ knorth@otterbein.edu