Administrative Departments

Administrative Departments at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma - Office of the President, Academic Affairs, University Advancement and Church Relations, Business office and Financial Affairs, Enrollment management, Student Development,
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.

President Loren Gresham - Southern Nazarene UniversityDr. Loren Gresham has served Southern Nazarene University (SNU) first as a professor in 1967 and then as President in 1989.  He is the longest tenured president among the eight Nazarene institutions of higher education in North America and the longest tenured President currently serving at any college or university in Oklahoma. 

Dr Melany Kyzer, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Tulsa and ONLINEDr. Melany Kyzer - Under the leadership of Vice President for Academic Affairs, 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 ONLINE

Dr. 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 Oklahoma

Dr. Terry Toler is Vice President of University Advancement & Church Relations for Southern Nazarene University. He provides oversight to the areas of Development, Church Relations, Alumni, Media Strategies, The Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership and The Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership.  He also serves as Secretary 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.