The President’s Office works collaboratively to further Otterbein’s leadership role in our region, nation and world.

Office of the President, Otterbein University

The Office of the President provides leadership in collaboration with the President’s Cabinet. We work daily to advance the University’s mission while ensuring that our institutional values of inclusion, innovation, access and affordability remain at the forefront of everything we do as a University.

“John Comerford impressed us with his record of success in expanding enrollment and diversity, while also growing the endowment.”

Cheryl Herbert, vice chair elect of the Otterbein Board of Trustees >
President Office

Welcome to the Office of the President,

I am honored and humbled to have joined the Otterbein University and Westerville communities. Otterbein is an innovative and inclusive institution that has combined its traditional commitment to the liberal arts with new and exciting academic and co-curricular offerings. I am moved by Otterbein’s history and commitment to ensuring higher education remains accessible and affordable, while maintaining academic excellence, no matter a student’s family financial situation. We need institutions that are willing to be leaders in this area.

– Dr. John Comerford, 21st President of Otterbein University

Contact Us

John Comerford, Ph.D., President
Phone: 614-823-1231
Email: comerford1@otterbein.edu

Kristine Robbins, Vice President
& Chief of Staff
Phone: 614-823-1232
Email: krobbins@otterbein.edu

Caroline Viebranz, Executive Assistant
Phone: 614-823-1420
Email: viebranz1@otterbein.edu