Judith L. Schultz, Class of '65

Judith L. Schultz, Class of '65

Prior to a career move into public relations in 1991, Judi Schultz was a well-regarded business journalist and editor with the Dayton Daily News and the now defunct Journal Herald in Dayton for 19 years. In all, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 26 years.

Judi retired from LexisNexis in 2006, after putting the writing and communications skills she first learned at Ohio Wesleyan University to work in corporate and global communications for 14 years. She consulted with executives, marketing managers and product managers on effective communications to technical, legislative, business and consumer audiences.

"The command of the English language, concise writing style and clear thinking were the parts of my OWU education that always have been the source of my livelihood. I've always been thankful for the skills I learned at Ohio Wesleyan. But it hit home recently that a good liberal arts education is highly valued by today's generation of parents and OWU students as well."

A colleague of Judi's mentioned that his daughter had recently chosen Ohio Wesleyan because of its reputation as a fine liberal arts college.

While exploring reinvestment options following the 2008 collapse of the stock market, Judi received a mailing about OWU's trust plans. With that conversation with her colleague still in the back of her mind, she decided it was the perfect time to support OWU's mission with the establishment of a charitable trust. The donation will provide part of a reliable income for her and her partner during the remainder of their lives and eventually endow a scholarship for future students.

"It's an investment in OWU I'm pleased and honored to make," she said.

Contact Info


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Jenny Batchelder, JD
Director of Gift Planning
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E  jajoerge@owu.edu