Our people and programs are making news every day.


At Otterbein, our president is focused on college affordability. Our professors are leading the way in curriculum development. Our Center for Community Engagement is winning awards for its dedication to serving others. These are only a few of the people and programs you’ll read about in our Newsroom.

Media inquiries can be directed to:

Jenny Hill 
Director of Communications
(614) 823-1284
(614) 370-3221 (cell)

Media Resources

Otterbein Fast Facts:

Location: Westerville, Ohio
Founded: 1847
Control: Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities
Size & Setting: Four-year, small, highly residential
Enrollment: 3,000
President: John Comerford, Ph.D.
Colors: Tan and Cardinal
Mascot: Cardinal

News Stories:

WOSU talks about Otterbein’s stance on marijuana on campus

News - January 24, 2019
"Medical Or Not, Ohio Universities Won't Let Pot On Campus" Published in WOSU website on Jan. 24, 2019

Read More >

Business Wire features story on impacts of Otterbein-Chase partnership

News - January 23, 2019
"Partnerships and Research Bring Ohio to the Forefront of Technology Innovation" Published in Business Wire website on Jan. 23, 2019

Read More >

abc6 consults Otterbein’s La Trice Washington surrounding Trump’s stance on boarder protection

News - January 8, 2019
"Trump considers declaring national emergency for border wall" Published in abc6 website on Jan. 8, 2019

Read More >

Only Otterbein: We are 21st century excellence

News - December 21, 2018
Be a part of a new movement to impact higher education in America. Otterbein University believes higher education needs a shake-up. It’s time to reinvent what it means to be the smartest way to learn while providing greater access to higher education excellence and commitment to our values established in 1847. “Otterbein is ready to try a few bold things. We don’t want to look like other colleges and universities. We want to be unique, distinct and different,” said President…

Read More >

News Nation consults Otterbein’s Noam Shpancer about the #MeToo movement

News - December 15, 2018
"#MeToo movement: Men should talk" Published in News Nation website on Dec. 15, 2018

Read More >

Columbus Underground announces $3.1 Million Columbus State grant

News - December 14, 2018
"Columbus State Receives $3.1 Million to Create Pathways to Careers in Health" Published in Columbus Underground website on Dec. 14, 2018

Read More >

ThisWeek Community News reports on Otterbein’s bird study

News - December 11, 2018
"Otterbein’s bird study has following" Published in ThisWeek Community News website on Dec. 11, 2018

Read More >

The Plaid Horse reports on 27th Annual Equestrian Holiday Tournament of Champions hosted by Otterbein University

News - December 6, 2018

Read More >

ThisWeek Community News promotes Otterbein Alum Cabot Rea’s holiday show

News - December 3, 2018
"Vaud-Villities set to make ‘Spirits Bright’" Published in ThisWeek Community News website on Dec. 3, 2018

Read More >

Canadian Horse Journal highlights Otterbein’s Bruce Madeville’s Olympic experiences

News - December 1, 2018
"Bruce Madeville: Making Sacrifices, Finding Opportunities" Published in Canadian Horse Journal on Dec. 1, 2018

Read More >