SNU announces establishment of Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership

Following SNU’s Peer Learning Network session with motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, Dr. Loren Gresham, President of Southern Nazarene University announced the establishment of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership.

The Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical leadership is going to bring together the message and methods of Zig Ziglar in partnership with Southern Nazarene University. Zig and SNU are creating a new forum and format for expanding the Ziglar message through this educational partnership.

The mission of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical leadership at Southern Nazarene University is to promote leadership development, character formation, ethical business practice and positive, faith-based life skills.

It is our intention to capitalize on the practical, powerful and positive message of Zig Ziglar and share it with undergraduate and graduate students, businesses and the
not-for-profit sector. The Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University intends to:
  • Become the national standard for principles and training in ethical leadership.

  • Become a national authority on the research, measurement and implementation of ethical practices in all facets of life – personal, professional, and social.

  • Become a national center for ethical leadership resources and assessment for businesses and not-for-profit organizations.


  • The vision and means to make the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University a reality are the result of generous gifts from individuals we call Ziglar Legacy Builders, friends of Mr. Ziglar and SNU who have stepped forward, giving generously to help us reach our goal of establishing a $4,000,000 endowment to fund the work of the center.

    SNU will soon begin a national search for the Director of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University. The Doctorate in Leadership Studies will commence in 2007 along with the work of the Ziglar Center amongst our student body and beyond.

    For further information on the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, contact the office of University Advancement at 405.491.6311. For further information about Peer Learning Network, go to www.snu.edu/pln.