Kathy Krendl

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Kathy Krendl
Born 1950
Spencerville, Ohio, United States
Nationality American
Fields Administration
Institutions Ohio University
Otterbein College
Alma mater University of Michigan
Ohio State University
Lawrence University
Known for Former Provost of Ohio University
Current President of Otterbein University

Kathy Krendl is an American academic administrator and the current President of Otterbein University, located in Westerville, Ohio. She is the first female President of Otterbein, and the twentieth overall.[1]


Krendl was born in Spencerville, Ohio as the fourth of six children. She received a B.A. in English from Lawrence University and then an M.A. in Journalism from Ohio State University, later earning a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Michigan.[1]

Krendl was professor and chair of the Department of Telecommunications in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, and later dean of the university's School of Continuing Studies, before her tenure at Ohio University.[2] She served as dean of the College of Communication before becoming provost in April 2005.[2]

Selection as Otterbein President[edit]

Krendl's replacement of President C. Brent DeVore was announced on December 5, 2008,[1] and her term began at midnight on July 1, 2009.[1] The selection came after an "eight-month nationwide search" by a committee representing Otterbein's constituencies.[1]


Krendl's first public event as president was acting as grand marshal in the Westerville Independence Day parade.[3] Her formal inauguration took place on October 23, 2009 during Homecoming Weekend.[4]

Krendl has started a blog describing her new position and her observations regarding Otterbein.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Krendl's announcement as Otterbein president". Retrieved June 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Krendl's resume" (PDF). Retrieved July 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ Liebendorfer, Bret. "Independence Day parade will roll a half-hour early". Published in Westerville News & Public Opinion, page 1 on July 1, 2009.
  4. ^ "Information on Krendl's Inauguration". Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Krendl's blog". Retrieved September 9, 2009.