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:

Dayton Daily News interviews a World Champion, U.S. Air Force vet. and Otterbein grad Bob Arledge

News - June 30, 2019
"He started in high school 7 decades ago. Now this 85-year-old from Lebanon is one of the world’s best." Published to the Dayton Daily News website on June 30th 2019

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The Columbus Dispatch reviews Otterbein’s ‘Master Harold’

News - June 28, 2019
"Theater review | ‘Master Harold:’ Otterbein’s strong production builds from gentle camaraderie to poignant drama" Published to the Columbus Dispatch website on June 28th 2019

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Akron Beacon Journal reports on open college admissions

News - June 23, 2019
"Nearly 30 Ohio colleges are still accepting applications for fall 2019" Published to the Akron Beacon Journal on June 23rd 2019

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Forbes report on Otterbein challenging National Champions California State

News - June 21, 2019
"Small Schools Challenge Reigning Champion In Week One of #MyTopCollege" Published online by Forbes on June 21st

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10tv discuss local and national politics with Dr. La Trice Washington

News - June 21, 2019
"Face the State with Scott Light | May 26. 2019" Published on May 26rd and updated on June 21st 2019

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Otterbein Earns Tree Campus USA Designation for Second Year

News - June 21, 2019
People often comment on the picturesque nature of Otterbein University’s campus. What many don’t know is that behind the scenes, some very intentional work has been done to make the campus not only beautiful, but also environmentally responsible. Thanks to that work, Otterbein has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the second year. Otterbein is located in the heart of Westerville, one of the original Tree City USA communities, and Ohio, the nation’s leader…

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Otterbein Joins Global Leaders in Commitment to Democracy

News - June 20, 2019
Otterbein University President John Comerford attended the Global Forum on Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, and the Future of Democracy in Strasbourg, France, from June 20-21, to add Otterbein’s support to a movement of global leaders committing to protecting democracy. Approximately 100 higher education leaders from around the world, including Comerford, received invitations to attend this forum. “Since its founding, Otterbein has stood for the rights of academic freedom and autonomy, as well as the freedom of speech of individuals, and…

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“Master Harold”…and the Boys, June 27-30

News - June 18, 2019
The Otterbein Summer Theatre will present “Master Harold” …and the Boys at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27; at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29; and at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 28, and Sunday, June 30. All performances are in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The…

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The Lantern reviews Josh Groban concert

News - June 14, 2019
"Concert review: Josh Groban brought more than just music to Nationwide Arena on Thursday" Published to The Lantern's website June 14th 2019

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The Newark Advocate reports on Otterbein grads State Award

News - June 14, 2019
"Newark native wins service honor at Otterbein" Published to The Newark Advocate's website on June 14th 2019

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