Jeff S. King, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President

Jeff King



Jeff was named Otterbein’s first Chief Diversity Officer in 2022. He has worked in higher education for more than three decades and included positions in diversity and inclusion, admission, and student life. Prior to joining the Otterbein community, Jeff was the manager of diversity and inclusion at Volunteer State Community College.

 At Otterbein University, Jeff is responsible for developing a diversity and inclusion strategic plan that creates a campus culture that attracts and retains a diverse workforce and student body. He partners with many divisions on campus, including student affairs to develop programs and initiatives that will make all students feel welcome and valued on campus; academic affairs to promote inclusive teaching and learning; enrollment management to develop new recruitment strategies to attract a diverse student body; human resources to facilitate the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff; and many others. Additionally, he oversees outreach and engagement with community partners.

 Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and master’s degree from Wright State University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, which he served as a flight operations resource manager at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.