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The Office of University Advancement

The Office of University Advancement is comprised of the following departments:

Alumni – The Office of Alumni Affairs maintains communication and connection with SNU for former students and graduates. The Alumni staff facilitates SNU alumni events such as Homecoming, Class Reunions, and Regional Gatherings, as well as alumni communication online, through social media and in print publications. 

Creative Development Group (SNU Creative)  – The Creative Development Group is a team of professional storytellers whose collaborative mission and purpose is to establish a clear vision for the SNU image and reputation among key constituents, to establish a memorable visual and audible signature for the university, and to communicate the value of an SNU education.

Giving – Acting as the fund-raising arm of the university, SNU’s development staff members oversee a variety of programs and initiatives including, but not limited to, Endowment Development and Planned Giving; The SNU Fund; Advancement events such as tournaments, the annual Excel Auction, the Hall of Witnesses program, and corporate matching gifts. Corporate and foundation relations, as well as donor records and receipting fall under the purview of the Advancement offices as well.

Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University - The Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership is for the practice of ethical leadership. The center offers programs and seminars for students, professionals, the business community and “not-for-profit” organizations.



Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage