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UNIVERSITY RELATIONS STAFF

The Office of University Relations at SNU...


Brent LaVigne Brent LaVigne - VP for University Relations
VP University Relations
Office: Bresee 207
Email: blavigne@snu.edu
Phone: 405-491-6311

The office of University Relations exists to inspire, engage, and serve the alumni and partners of Southern Nazarene University. As Vice President of University Relations Brent LaVigne provides leadership for the strong team of professionals in the offices of Alumni, Advancement, and Advancement Services. A proud alumni of Southern Nazarene University he also serves as a member of the SNU Foundation Board. 


Todd BrantTodd Brant - Director of Advancement
Director of University Advancement
SNU Class of 1994
Office: Bresee 207
Email: tbrant@snu.edu
Phone: 405-717-6292

Todd serves the mission of Southern Nazarene University and the Office of University Relations through : planned giving which includes estate gifts, gift annuities, gifts of cash, securities and property; endowment development which helps to create and manage scholarship ; and alumni relations which provides ways in which to engage and connect with Alumni around our nation.  


Michael Houston Michael Houston - Director of Advancement Strategy & SNU Fund
Director of Advancement Strategy & SNU Fund
Office: Bresee 207
Email: mhouston@snu.edu
Phone: 405-491-6617

As the Director of Advancement Strategy and the SNU Fund, Michael provides leadership supporting the University Relations strategic initiatives, and campus and donor relations. In addition, Michael is charged with leading the fundraising forThe SNU Fund, which is an annual giving fund allocated for student scholarships.  


Vanette Bell Vanette Bell - Executive Assistant University Relations
Executive Assistant for University Relations
Office: Bresee 207
Email: vbell@snu.edu
Phone: 405-491-6311

As Executive Assistant in the office of University Relations Vanette supports and coordinates most of the activities related to giving, advancement and alumni. Prior to this role Vanette worked in the Office of Alumni Affairs with leadership roles in Homecoming and other Alumni focused events. If you have any questions regarding Giving, Alumni or Advancement Vanette is a good place to start. 


Beverly Lyles  Beverly Lyles - Director of Advancement Services
Director of Advancement Services 
Office: Bresee 316
Email: blyles@snu.edu
Phone: 405-491-6606

Beverly serves as the database administrator for the alumni / donor database, administers gift receipting and acknowledgment, provides donor and constituent reports, and provides prospect research.



Tyler Thomas Tyler Thomas - Advancement Services
Data Entry Specialist
Office: Bresee 316
Email: tthomas@snu.edu
Phone: 405-789-6400 x 6442

Tyler serves the University Relations team by assisting the Advancement Services Director in all areas of the gift entry process. This includes ensuring accuracy in data entry, gift receipting, and updating donor records.



Amy Shirola Amy Shirola - Alumni Specialist
Alumni Specialist 
Office: Marchant 211
Email: ashirola@snu.edu 
Phone: 405-491-6312

Amy creates and administers opportunities for Alumni engagement with the University. Some avenues include SNU Career Connect, an alumni/student mentoring platform, events such as Alumni meet ups and Homecoming, and Alumni networking events across the country.




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