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Public and Media Relations

Public and Media Relations

Public & Media Relations

The Office of Communications serves the entire Ottawa University community and is the primary interface with press and media outlets on all communications issues. The Office of Communications coordinates news updates, press releases, media alerts, personnel announcements, and honors pronouncements, as well as composes publications such as the Ottawa Spirit and Annual Report. The public relations team produces articles, research, and projects to recognize the work of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and to promote the overall vision, mission and values of Ottawa University.

For general information on Ottawa University, please utilize the Public Relations tab located in this section which contains all press releases and publications distributed by Ottawa University. For specific inquiries, including securing one of OU’s varied subject matter experts, please contact the Office of Communications.

Public Relations

​Chancellor Kevin Eichner announced today that Dr. Lena Rodriguez has been appointed to the position of Dean of the Angell Snyder School of Business at Ottawa University.


Ottawa University continues to experience record growth across its system as 3,317 students arrived for their first day of classes at the University’s residential campuses in Ottawa, Kan., and Surprise, Ariz., and its adult campuses in Overland Park, Kan., Brookfield, Wisc., Queen Creek, Ariz., Phoenix, Ariz., and online. These numbers represent an increase over the prior year of 14%.


In just its second year of operation, Ottawa University Arizona (OUAZ) began the 2018-2019 academic year with a 42% increase over prior year, with a total enrollment of 618, consisting of 602 undergraduates and 16 graduate students.

Media Relations

If you are a member of the media, please contact Ottawa University Media Relations for assistance in your coverage of Ottawa University.

Public and Media Relations

Scott Albright
Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar Street
Ottawa, KS 66067
Office: 785-248-2323
Email: scott.albright@ottawa.edu

Annual Reports

Select the year below to access archived issues of the Annual Report. The online archive goes back to 2008. To access earlier issues please contact Lee Stadler.

Annual Reports Donor Rolls of Honor
2017 Annual Report 2016-17 Donor Roll of Honor
2016 Annual Report  
2015 Annual Report  
2014 Annual Report  
2013 Annual Report 2012-13 Donor Roll insert
2012 Annual Report 2011-12 Donor Roll insert
2011 Annual Report  
2010 Annual Report  
2009 Annual Report  
2008 Annual Report  

The Ottawa Spirit is a publication produced 3 times a year by the Office of University Advancement. Articles demonstrate how Ottawa University has prepared our graduates to lead lives of significance by featuring alumni and friends of the university who have made an impact on their communities, corporations, and colleagues. This publication showcases significant accomplishments and achievements of our prestigious and distinguished alumni who live and embrace the Ottawa Spirit.

Read current edition of the Ottawa Spirit.

Past Editions

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