With the inauguration of John Ruskin Howe as President on November 4,1939, Otterbein College took another step along the path she has been treading for the past ninety'two years. The dominant spirit of this step,as well as of those taken in the past, is progress. Having arrived at her present position only through the untiring efforts of her leaders, constituency, alumni, and friends, Otterbein proposes to look onward continually to new eras of service.
College Presidential Inauguration, Otterbein College
Otterbein University, "John Ruskin Howe Inauguration - Fourteenth President" (1939). Presidential Inaugurations. 1.