Staff in Alumni Relations

Location Howard House, 131 West Park Street
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Steve Crawford, Executive Director ~ 614.823.3200
Deb Madden ’03, Program Assistant ~ 614.823.1430
Stacey Rusterholz, Assistant Director ~ 614.823.1466
Ben Schwarz MBA ’19, Associate Director ~ 614.823.1429
Becky Smith ’08, Administrative Assistant ~ 614.823.1650


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Ben Schwarz

Associate Director, Alumni Relations  Phone: 614-823-1429 Email: I have a BS in Psychology from Heidelberg University, MSE in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas, MBA from Otterbein. I joined the Otterbein Alumni Relations team in 2019 after working for Otterbein’s Center for Student Involvement for 5 years. In my role in Alumni Relations, I advise the Young Alumni Board, the Student Alumni Board, Greek Alumni Council, coordinates Homecoming & Family Weekend, and plan regional events. My favorite thing…

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Steve Crawford

Executive Director, Alumni Relations Phone: 614.823.3200 Email:

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Becky Smith

Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations Phone: 614-823-1650 Email: 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,…

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