Administrative Departments at SNU

The SNU Administrative Departments are accessible to you from web links that take you directly to each office. These pages have been prepared for your information search and for providing a direct line of communication with each department.

SNU President, Dr. J. Keith NewmanDr. J. Keith Newman was elected as the fifteenth president in the 118 year history of Southern Nazarene University.  His tenure as president began August 1, 2017 .  With 17 years of pastoral ministry in the Church of the Nazarene and 15 years of service as a senior administrator in Christian higher education, Dr. Newman counts it a great privilege to join a Christ-centered community preparing God-called, purpose-driven, passionate servant leaders who make the world better.


Dr Melany Kyzer, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Tulsa and ONLINEDr. Melany Kyzer - Under the leadership of Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the Office of Academic Affairs coordinates and supports the work of all the academic programs and services of Southern Nazarene University administered from five academic colleges.


Dr. Scott Strawn, Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Tulsa and ONLINEDr. Scott Strawn - The Office of Business & Financial Affairs exists to provide a variety of business and support services for SNU employees, students and constituents. The Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs serves as the chief financial officer for the University. This office also exists to provide overall supervision and coordination for various support areas.


Dr. Terry Toler, Vice President for University Advancement and Church Relations at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany OklahomaDr. Terry Toler is Vice President of Church Relations for Southern Nazarene University. He provides oversight to the areas of Church Relations, The Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership and The Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership. He serves as a member of the SNU Foundation.


Dr. Linda Cantwell, VP Enrollment ManagementDr. Linda Cantwell - The office of enrollment management is responsible for undergraduate admissions and enrollment functions. Find Dr. Cantwell and her staff on the ground floor of the Marchant Building.


Dr. Mike Redwine - VP for Student Development at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma, Tulsa and ONLINEDr. Michael Redwine is the Vice President for Student Development. At SNU, this includes a wide-range of “outside the classroom” activities and services including residential living, student activities, health services, student success, student employment, RENEW counseling center, athletics, and spiritual development.


Executive Director of University Advancement - Todd BrantThe Office of University Advancement provides oversight to the areas of Development, Alumni & Media Strategies. Under the direction of Executive Director Todd Brant, UA is located in Bresee Hall.