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KateKate Lehman

Assistant Dean for Student Success

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Educational History (Schools and Major(s)): Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Ohio State, Masters of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education leadership (in progress)

When did you begin working at Otterbein?: July 2003

What is your favorite part about working at Otterbein?: the community feel, getting to see students in multiple settings (in the classroom, walking around campus, in meetings, etc)

What hobbies/interests/secret talents do you have? I am a new mom, so my time is spent doing fun things like puzzles, reading, singing, etc.  I do like to cook when I have time, especially experimenting with new recipes!  Secret talent is I am crazy good at remembering directions - I can often drive somewhere once and could get myself back there years later without any directions!

DeannaDeanna Heermann

Academic Advisor

Hometown: Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Educational History (Schools and Major(s)):Wittenberg University, BA - English major with Secondary Education

Bowling Green State University, MA - College Student Personnel/Higher Education and Student Affairs

When did you begin working at Otterbein?: Began at Otterbein in June 2001

What is your favorite part about working at Otterbein?: I love the people at Otterbein - faculty, staff, students!

What hobbies/interest/secret talents do you have?: quilting, reading, watching my kids' sports

NateNate Parsell

Academic Advisor

Hometown: Lyons Falls, New York

Educational History (Schools and Major(s)): NYU (B.A. in English/American Lit), Ohio State (M.A. in Higher Ed/Student Affairs)

When did you begin working at Otterbein?: Late August, 2014

What is your favorite part about working at Otterbein?: I’m from a small town (~500 people) and really enjoy the small-town feel of Otterbein’s campus.  Everyone is extremely friendly, and the students are some of the most intelligent I’ve ever met in my time working in Student Affairs!

What hobbies/interest/secret talents do you have?: I’m a baseball and football fan; I love reading and cooking, and have an unhealthy infatuation with Microsoft Excel.  My secret talent, other than juggling, is that I can remember long strings of numbers after looking at them only once. It makes remembering phone numbers much easier!

Lisa Lisa Byers

Program Manager

Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio

Educational History (Schools and Major(s)): Bluffton College (B.A. in Communication, Minor in Theatre),

When did you begin working at Otterbein?: April 12, 2011

What is your favorite part about working at Otterbein?: The people.  I love coming to work knowing that everyone here is so passionate about this University, and excited to be here. 

What hobbies/interest/secret talents do you have?: I’m a huge football fan, and love playing volleyball and working out.  I enjoy reading, making jewelry, and basically making anything crafty.  My secret talent is that I can remember random facts about people and places, and it is often thought to be creepy it is so accurate.  

Alma Holl

Administrative Assistant

Hometown:  Grayson, Kentucky

Educational History (Schools and Major(s)): :  Kentucky Christian College, BA in Bible

When did you begin working at Otterbein:  August 1990

What is your favorite part about working at Otterbein:  Working with the students and watching them grow from a green freshman to a graduating senior ready to take on the world! 

What hobbies/interests/secret talents do you have?:  Kentucky Basketball (I bleed blue); walking in our woods; beekeeping; planning parties (including murder parties).

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