Staff in Alumni & Family Engagement

Location Howard House, 131 West Park Street
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone:
614-823-1650
Email: alumni@otterbein.edu

Steve Crawford, Executive Director ~ 614.823.3200
Becky Smith ’08, Administrative Assistant ~ 614.823.1650

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Steve Crawford

Executive Director


Steve Crawford serves as the executive director of Alumni & Family Engagement at Otterbein University, joining the team in September 2018. In this role, he oversees outreach and programming to alumni, families, and friends in the Cardinal community. He received his MA from The Ohio State University and his BA from Capital University. A long-time CASE V volunteer, he chaired the DV conference in 2011 as well as chaired the 2016 joint conference with partners from DVI. He has presented…

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Marcus Fowler

Marcus Fowler

Director


Marcus Fowler joined the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement in January 2022 as Otterbein’s Director of Alumni & Family Programs. His work at Otterbein focuses on directing and expanding alumni and family engagement efforts, both in-person and virtual, and includes working with the Young Alumni Board, the Student Alumni Board, and the long-established Golden Reunion program. Marcus earned his BA from the College of Wooster and, prior to joining Otterbein, held positions in advancement and alumni relations at Denison…

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Mary Beth Metz

Coordinator


Mary Beth Metz joined the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement June 2022 as the Coordinator of Alumni & Family Programs, with a focus on deepening engagement with alumni, families and friends of Otterbein through programming and social media outreach.  After receiving her BA from Lipscomb University, Mary Beth worked for the institution as an admissions counselor. She then developed and served as Director of an early childhood education center for many years before joining the Otterbein community in Student…

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Becky Smith, ’08

Administrative Assistant


I received my associate degree in Business from Central Ohio Technical College where I then worked from 2009 to 2014 in the Office of Student Life at Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University Newark. I’m still an active member of the COTC Alumni Council. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Otterbein “College” in December of 2008. In June of 2019, I was delighted to join the staff in…

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