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  • William D. Godman (1829 - d.)
    William D. Godman, the first graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, and later a member of the faculty. Godman was the President of Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, Ohio) from 1870 to 1875. Godman ...
  • Hugh L. Nichols (1865 - 1942)
    Hugh Llewellyn Nichols (March 25, 1865 – December 29, 1942) was an American politician who served as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1911 to 1913 and Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio ...
  • Gerald May (1940 - 2005)
    Gerald "Jerry" Gordon May (June 12, 1940 – April 8, 2005) was an American Psychiatrist and Theologian. Early life May was born June 12, 1940 in Hillsdale, Michigan. He was the half-brother of the...

Ohio Wesleyan University (also known as Wesleyan or OWU) is a private liberal arts college in Delaware, Ohio, United States. It was founded in 1842 by Methodist leaders and Central Ohio residents as a nonsectarian institution, and is a member of the Ohio Five — a consortium of Ohio liberal arts colleges. Ohio Wesleyan has always admitted students irrespective of religion or race and maintained that the university "is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles."

The 200-acre (81 ha) site is 27 miles (44 km) north of Columbus, Ohio. It includes the main academic and residential campus, the Perkins Observatory, and the Kraus Wilderness Preserve.

In 2010, Ohio Wesleyan had the eleventh highest percentage of international students among liberal arts colleges for the seventeenth straight year. In its 2015 edition of U.S. college rankings, Niche (company) ranked Ohio Wesleyan the 56th (out of 880 colleges) most politically liberal college in the U.S. U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio Wesleyan 99th among U.S. liberal arts colleges in its 2015 edition.