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Otterbein president honored with 2011 Ohio Most Powerful and Influential Women Award

September 14, 2011

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University President Kathy A. Krendl was recognized as among the “2011 Ohio Most Powerful and Influential Women” at the fourth annual Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference, held in Columbus on Sept 8-9.

The fifteen honorees were selected for criteria including: Provides leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors; sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of her career; has clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability, and/or direction of the organization; demonstrates leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community; and exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.

President Kathy A. Krendl, the 20th president and the first woman to lead Otterbein University, took office July 1, 2009. During President Krendl’s tenure, Otterbein has changed its name from College to University; developed and launched its new undergraduate curriculum with its transition to semesters; and launched its first doctoral program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Otterbein has also reached out to the region with the introduction of summer camps for audiences of all ages, a growing number of online courses, and special sections of courses for high school students. The institution has signed new associate-to-baccalaureate degree articulation agreements with six two-year institutions in the region, along with its standing agreement with Columbus State Community College.

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