Dr. Howard's job will be a big one. But he is well qualified to undertake it. through the inspiration of his parents, both of who are graduates of Otterbein, he has described the home of his parents, as a "school of learning, a temple for worship, a laboratory for social experiences and a meeting place for friends."
From the Public Opinion Newspaper, November 18, 1945
College Presidential Inauguration, Otterbein College
Otterbein University, "John Gordon Howard Inauguration - Fifteenth President" (1945). Presidential Inaugurations. 2.