SNU Alumni Board Elects New Leader

The Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Alumni Board has elected Mr. Larry Snowbarger (Class of ’81) President. He follows Mr. Rusty Williams (Class of ’82) who served the Board in a variety of posts, most recently as President.

          Larry Snowbarger  
Rusty Williams (left) and 
SNU President, Dr. Loren Gresham (right) 

“After 16 years of service to the SNU Alumni Board, Rusty Williams (Class of ’82,) completed his tenure as Alumni Board President on June 30, 2014,” said Kendra Thomson, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at SNU. “Rusty was honored for his exemplary service at Homecoming 2013, and we are deeply grateful for his investment in SNU.”

Williams stated, “The Alumni of SNU continually amaze me with their distinguished accomplishments and their servant-style nature. I will always cherish my years at SNU, and my tenure with the Alumni Association. Larry Snowbarger is an outstanding selection, and I know he will provide great leadership into the future.”

Snowbarger, who took office July 1, 2014, most recently served as Vice President and formerly served as Northeast Oklahoma Representative on the Alumni Board. Larry and his wife Linda (Class of ’81) live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and he is a Business Development Director with Johnson Controls.

“What an humbling privilege to have earned the confidence of so many capable leaders on the Alumni Board,” said Snowbarger. “I have the challenge of serving on the heels of a remarkable leader in Rusty Williams. Serving as the next Alumni Board President gives me the chance to give back to the institution that helped me grow in so many areas while I was on campus.”

Southern Nazarene University’s mission is to transform lives through higher education in a Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.