Dr. C. Brent DeVore, Otterbein’s nineteenth president, brings to the College a solid combination of experience, enthusiasm and high expectations. He looks confidently ahead to the school’s bright future. The College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the selection of Dr. DeVore as president from a field of 365 candidates. He assumed office July 1, 1984. Dr. DeVore has said his top priority as president is “maintaining a consistent quality in the total academic program.” Another goal is to make Otterbein ''the independent college in central Ohio.”
College Presidential Inauguration, Otterbein College
Otterbein University, "C. Brent DeVore Inauguration - Nineteenth President" (1984). Presidential Inaugurations. 4.