Letter From the President

Dear New SNU Students:

Dr. Loren Gresham, President, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Tulsa and ONLINEWelcome to this 113-year-old institution that was founded as a place to prepare men and women for careers in service to God and His Kingdom. We have been preparing for your arrival for months now, and we truly extend our warm hand of friendship to you.

You bring new life to us, new life that will enrich our diversity and will make us a more interesting and exciting place to work and study. We are so grateful you chose to identify with us in the challenging effort to “transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community!”

I think you will find SNU to be a place where you can reach for whatever you are seeking to achieve in your educational pursuits. You will be challenged to stretch yourself academically beyond what you have been heretofore. We make no apology for the rigor of our campus academics. We want you to feel that your education at SNU is second to none. Let’s work toward helping you become all that God has in mind that you can be.

It’s time to launch your university career. Let’s partner in making these next years the best in your life to this point. May God be your guide and mentor in this venture.

Warmest welcome,
Loren Gresham, President