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:

The Columbus Dispatch reviews Otterbein’s ‘Big Fish’ production

News - September 21, 2018
"Theater review | ‘Big Fish’: Production’s small surprises to add depth to dynamic father and son relationship" Published by The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 21, 2018

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Columbus Business First writes about Otterbein-Chase collaboration

News - September 21, 2018
"Chase, Otterbein to open fin-tech hub in Westerville, add 100 jobs" Published by Columbus Business First on Sept. 21, 2018

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The Columbus Dispatch talks Otterbein-Chase partnership

News - September 21, 2018
"Chase to set up fintech arm at Otterbein in central Ohio" Published by The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 21, 2018

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10tv WBNS talks about Otterbein’s sexual violence prevention program

News - September 19, 2018
"Otterbein teaches sexual violence prevention program" Published in 10tv WBSN website on Sept. 19, 2018

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Otterbein’s La Trice Washington featured on WOSU

News - September 19, 2018
"Where Ohio's Gubernatorial Candidates Stand" Published in WOSU website on Sept. 19, 2018

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Otterbein University Ranked In The Top 10 Percent In U.S. News & World Report

News - September 17, 2018

Otterbein is ranked in the top 10 percent in its category and named a “Best Value School” by U.S. News.

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Otterbein University Theatre Opens Season with “Big Fish”

News - September 10, 2018

Otterbein University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music present “Big Fish” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23; and 8 p.m. on Sept. 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove Street. Tickets cost $30. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

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Otterbein named a College of Distinction.

News - July 12, 2018

Otterbein has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

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Otterbein exceeds $50 million comprehensive campaign goal

News - July 3, 2018

Otterbein has successfully exceeded its $50 million comprehensive campaign goal.

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Otterbein Summer Chorale to Perform Free Concert

News - June 27, 2018

The Otterbein Summer Chorale is sure to brighten your summer with a free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State Street.

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