From the President
Spring 2016

It’s hard to believe the 2015-2016 school year has ended. It seems like yesterday we were helping students move into Martin and Bennett Halls. Now that commencement ceremonies are complete at all our campuses, I sit back and reflect on another successful year and find myself reenergized as we forge ahead, continuing to advance the mission of Ottawa University. 

As this year comes to a close, we wrapped up our Advancing the Vision campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Ottawa University. Because of you, we raised more than $26 million in gifts and pledges. We have made great strides in ensuring our students have all the tools necessary to go out into the world and make a significant impact.

Everyday, we are helping young minds develop and grow in powerful ways. We continue to keep an eye on the changing demands of society and are exploring new programs that will meet the needs of current and future OU students. We are also currently evaluating existing programs and taking inventory of our classes and coursework to ensure that we are preparing students to enter an even more challenging workforce. 

As we look ahead to the 2016-2017 year, we have seen an increase in inquiries and signed letters for the fall. Word is spreading about the high quality education and the top-notch faculty in the classroom here at OU. We are optimistic about our fall enrollment numbers, especially at The College in Kansas.

I hope that as you read the spring issue of Spirit Magazine you are proud of all Ottawa University has accomplished and the role that you have played in our history. We count on you to be advocates of the University. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and commitment to expanding the Ottawa spirit.

In the Ottawa spirit,

Kevin C. Eichner ’73, MBA, LLD ’08



Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Athletics, "The College"

For the second straight year and the third time in five years, the Lady Braves won the KCAC Championship by tying Bethany with a KCAC record of 14-4. The Braves hit the 30-win plateau for just the second time in school history. OU’s 32 victories is a new school record for single season wins...

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School of Business to be Named

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, Community, Events, "School of Business", "The College"

Homecoming 2011 will kick off on Wednesday evening, October 19, with the naming of Ottawa University’s School of Business in honor of former faculty member and alumnus Dr. Wayne Angell ’52 and former faculty member Dr. Sherwin Snyder. The ceremony will be followed by a business...

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Got Direction?

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansas City", Online, "School of Arts and Sciences", "School of Business", "School of Education", "The College", Wisconsin

That was the question posed to OU-Kansas City graduates by Ottawa University Board Member and Ransom Memorial Hospital (Ottawa, Kansas) Administrator Larry Felix during his 2011 Ottawa University – Kansas City commencement address on May 21. In answering that question, he proposed that...

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Wayne Angell Chair of Economics

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Faculty/Staff, "School of Business", "The College"

Ottawa University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Russell McCullough as its Wayne Angell Chair of Economics. McCullough brings to OU a unique blend of success in both the academic and business worlds. As an entrepreneur, McCullough has owned a construction company, a restaurant, a...

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Safety First

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "The College"

William H. Gossard has a passion for saving lives. And that’s what he, a senior program manager with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has spent his life doing. Gossard ’67 recently was added to the National Safe Boating Council’s Boating Safety Hall of Fame....

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