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New administrative leadership and structure at SNU Dr. Loren Gresham, President of Southern Nazarene University (SNU), has announced the newly appointed administrative team members:Provost: Dr. Mary Jones; Vice President for University Advancement & Church Relations: Dr. Terry Toler; Vice President for Enrollment Management: Mike Redwine; Vice President for Student Development: Dr. Scott Strawn. The naming of the new administrative officers also came with an announcement of some structural changes. University Advancement and Church Relations have now been combined under the leadership of the VP for University Advancement & Church Relations. The VP for Enrollment Management will give leadership to the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar, in an effort to bring together the offices that specifically relate to new students enrolling at SNU. “I am excited about the days ahead at SNU and look forward with great anticipation to working with this new administrative team,” Gresham said. Dr. Mary Jones Provost Jones has been a member of the SNU School of Business faculty for the past three years. She has made an immediate impact with her knowledge, spiritual commitment and her feel for what needs to be done in Christian higher education. She previously taught business and directed the MBA program at Mid America Nazarene University where one of her accomplishments was enabling the MBA online program in the mid 90s, before current software was even available. Jones earned a BSBA from Emporia State University, an MBA from Rockhurst College and a PhD from the University of Missouri-Kansas. Her call

to missions led her to the position of Chief Academic Officer of Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya from 2001 to 2006, where she gave leadership to all academic programs, student recruitment and marketing. Dr. Terry Toler Vice President for University Advancement & Church Relations Toler came to SNU in 2000, after serving for 25 years in full time ministry. During his pastoral career he served as a church planter, Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor. Toler earned undergraduate degrees from Ohio Christian University and Southern Nazarene University, as well as the MMin degree from Southern Nazarene University and an EdD from the University of Sarasota. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Church Relations and gave leadership to the office of Admissions. In the new SNU structure, Toler will lead the offices of University Advancement that includes Alumni, Communications & Marketing and Development, as well as continued leadership for Church Relations. Mike Redwine Vice President for Enrollment Management Redwine brings a decade of college administration to this new position at SNU. He is a product of the Chickasha, Oklahoma, community school systems and the Church of the Nazarene. He always considered SNU his home school though his interest in playing football in college took him to MidAmerica Nazarene University where he graduated as a Mathematics major. He then served his alma mater in various positions including VP for Enrollment Management, VP for Student Development and football coach. He left Mid America to become the football coach at Howard Payne University in Texas, then joined SNU this past December to lead the recruitment of transfer students. Redwine’s education includes a master’s degree in Education (MEd), a master’s of Business Administration (MBA) and a doctorate from St. Louis University where he is currently nearing completion of a degree in Higher Education Leadership (EdD). Dr. Scott Strawn Vice President for Student Development Strawn comes to SNU from Santa Clara University in California where he served the past four years as the Director of Residence Life. His 14-year career in higher education has also included student development positions at Sterling College, The University of Kansas and Seattle Pacific University. Strawn received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Anderson University in Indiana, his master’s in Educational Leadership from Ball State University and his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The University of Kansas. This team joins the President and current cabinet members, Dr. Brad Strawn, VP for Spiritual Development, and Donna Nance, VP for Financial Affairs, to complete the President’s Cabinet

The LIGHT INSIDE SPRING 2008

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Pictured on the front cover is Dr. Tony Griffin, Executive Director for the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, with Zig Ziglar.

The LIGHT INSIDE SUMMER 2008

Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership Spring Commencement 2008 – New & Old Traditions Students in Summer Service


Summer 2008

Gresham’s Good News

Ziglar Partnership Develops “Collaboration” and “innovation,” buzz words in our current business and higher education environment, come together in the creation of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership. This joint effort of Ziglar Training Systems and SNU has been evolving over the past several years, made possible by a gift from Mike and Sheila Ingram of Phoenix, AZ, long-time friends of both enterprises. Zig Ziglar is a Christian businessman, teacher, author, and motivational speaker loved by thousands of persons at home and internationally for his warm and homey wisdom and approach to life. He has emphasized through a lifetime of speaking and writing the virtues taught in the Bible of treating people with respect and courtesy. His advocacy of hard work, caring about people as people, and helping others achieve their goals in life have endeared him to audiences and readers for decades. With the Ingram gift, and others added to theirs, the Ziglar Center was created on our campus for fostering the values and perspectives learned from a life lived for Christ in the marketplace of business. With the hiring of Dr. Tony Griffin (SNU ’91) as Executive Director of the Center, SNU has launched a program that intends to address the fuzzy ethics of many portions of the work-aday world which has produced corporate collapses in recent years. Dr. Griffin is a lawyer, Certified Public Accountant, and an ordained minister, bringing together the expertise and passion for promoting principles in corporate and “non-profit” enterprises that respect people and honor God. The Center launches its first academic program with an MBA in Ethical Leadership in August. The group is now forming, and interested persons can visit the Ziglar website for more information. We are enthusiastic about the potential for developing business leaders with a commitment to a strong biblical, ethical approach to their craft. Watch our publications and web announcements for news of further programs offered by this new portion of our campus outreach. Loren Gresham, Ph.D. President

By Carol Wight

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ony Griffin exudes energetic excitement whenever he is pinned down long enough to talk about what he considers to be an adventure of a lifetime: his current role as Executive Director of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University. A “fantastic ride with God” is how he describes his life-journey that has included professional experience as a lawyer, CPA and minister, and now leadership of the Ziglar Center at SNU, where he believes God is bringing his past, present and future together. Griffin’s goals for the Center, and his motivation as its Executive Director, are best told in his own words in the interview below. How would you describe the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership? Griffin: The mission of the Center is “to be an academic center of excellence for the study and practice of ethical leadership that serves the university and beyond.” The Center does this by incorporating differing perspectives and disci-

plines, e.g., ethical leadership from a business standpoint, from theological and philosophical perspectives and otherwise. It is a truly unique endeavor with Zig Ziglar as our inspirational model. This is a man who has truly lived a life that has made a profound positive difference in the hearts and lives of countless people. It is a gift to honor him and perpetuate his legacy through this Center, established at Southern Nazarene University. When did you come to SNU as Executive Director of the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, and where were you prior to this assignment? Griffin: I have been at the Ziglar Center since mid-August 2007. Prior to coming to SNU, I served as a pastor in an interdenominational appointment in the United Methodist Church in suburban Atlanta. Before that I served several rural churches in the British Methodist Church. Before God called me into full-time ministry I started my career as a lawyer and Certified Public Accountant. I later transitioned into a

During a meeting at the Ziglar Corporation in Addison, Texas, Laurie Magers, Krish Dhanam, Zig Ziglar, Dr. Tony ­Griffin, Sherree Murray and Tom Ziglar discussed the mission and vision of the Executive MBA in Ethical Leadership program ­offered through the Ziglar Center at SNU. The program starts August 22, 2008.

“Developing a cadre of world-changing leaders who think with clarity, act with integrity and serve with purpose.” Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership mission statement

corporate counsel position, Chief Operating Officer and finally Managing Director of a group of companies engaged in petroleum marketing, restaurant operations, and real estate development. Then, God gave me the amazing opportunity to attend seminary at Emory University and become ordained in the Church of the Nazarene. What are your goals for the Ziglar Center? Griffin: What has had my full attention since my arrival has been the development of a toprate Executive MBA in Ethical Leadership with distinct “for-profit” and “not-for-profit” tracks. Our first “for-profit” cohort of participants begins August 22, 2008. This is an extremely exciting program given its connection with the Ziglar Corporation and Zig Ziglar himself, and its unique emphasis on ethical leadership. Participants receive the best in advanced management skill and the wisdom of ethical leadership. This is all delivered in 18 months, for the mid-career manager to senior executive, through a unique combination of online and oncampus learning. It is a very exciting and unique program. Following this, our goal is to roll out the first “not-for-profit” cohort in 2009. (Continued inside)


(From page 1) Our goals also include the development of an annual Ziglar Leadership Summit beginning in 2009, which will bring outstanding business leaders to our campus for several days of intense learning. Additionally, we hope to deliver soon on a Ziglar Lecture Series, Ziglar Executive Training and a Ziglar Certificate program. The Certificate program allows undergraduate students to enhance their degrees with additional leadership training, along with basic goal setting and leadership training for all undergraduates. It is our vision to take the topic of ethical leadership across traditional disciplinary lines to engage the topic from various perspectives, educational, theological, and otherwise. We have an ambitious agenda and we would love to have the feedback of our alumni. More information is available at www.ziglarcenter.com. Will you further describe the type of person who would benefit from an educational course at the Ziglar Center, and how this experience could impact their future career? Griffin: As the strategic learning initiatives illustrate, the Ziglar Center constituency is broad.

We anticipate not only reaching out to business constituencies with our programs, but also engaging the topic of ethical leadership from theological and philosophical perspectives as well as from disciplines like education, nursing, science, and a variety of other fields. However, our first initiative, the Ziglar Executive MBA in Ethical Leadership, is specifically targeted to mid-career managers and senior executives with a minimum of five years of management experience. It is for the person who is ready to “take stock” of where they are in their career, how God has gifted them, and how those gifts can be employed to better the world by taking things to the next level. It is about equipping and connecting with God-given passion. I truly do not know of another program like it. What is the key distinction of the Ziglar Center leadership program? Griffin: The Executive MBA in Ethical Leadership program takes a holistic approach with the foundational mission: “To deliver a truly one-of-a-kind MBA experience that takes into account the ‘whole person’ providing the best in advanced management skill and the wisdom of ethical leadership.”

We want to help mid-career persons who may have experienced a “drift of passions,” to reconnect with those passions, and give them the skill to move to the next level. We want to help them dream about the person of moral courage that they can be with God’s help, and help them develop the skills to execute on that dream. We have what we believe is a powerful God-given vision. That vision is to develop nothing less than “a cadre of world-changing leaders who think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with purpose.” It is incredibly exciting! What are the initial steps someone would take if they think they might be interested in this program? Griffin: The easiest way to learn more about our programs and how to be involved is to visit www.ziglarcenter.com, or by calling us at 405-717-6220. We would love to talk to anyone about where they might fit in this wonderful undertaking. How do you incorporate the mission of the Ziglar Center into your own life? Griffin: God has taught me a lot over the years. When I “boil” down ethics, it is simply about living the “good life,” i.e., to be ethical is to demonstrate a life worth living. I love that verse in Luke where the lawyer asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life, and Jesus answers by turning the question on him. Jesus essentially says, “You know the law. What does it say?” And the lawyer says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus says, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” I believe Jesus is talking here about what it means to really live, not just exist. I strive to really live! Studying the topic of ethical leadership gets to the heart of this matter. I have also learned that true leadership comes from knowing yourself (understanding your

On campus Dr. Scott Strawn, new Vice President for Student Development Dr. Scott Strawn (no relation to Dr. Brad Strawn, VP for Spiritual Development) joined the SNU community in July as the incoming Vice President for Student Development, from Santa Clara University in California. For the past four years he has served as the Director of Residential Life on behalf of approximately 3,000 students. His educational preparation includes a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Anderson University (IN), a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Ball State University, and an Ed.D. from Kansas University in Educational Policy and Leadership. Prior to Santa Clara, his work experience includes Sterling College, KS, the University of Kansas, and Seattle Pacific University. Scott is the son of a Church of God (Anderson) minister, and is a committed disciple of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Cambra, have one child with another expected later this year.

SNU Tulsa alumni honored Pictured above (l to r): Davis Berryman, SNU Vice Pro­vost and Dean of Professional and Graduate ­Studies; Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge; Tulsa Commu­ nity College (TCC) President Tom McKeon at the 2008 Best of TCC event where two SNU Tulsa Center alumni were honored: Preston Doerrflinger and Karlene Durfey. Scholarships were also presented to current SNU Tulsa students Sandi Uebelhart and Marsha Smith.

Spring Commencement 2008 A total of 358 students received degrees from Southern Nazarene University at Spring 2008 Commencement, Saturday, May 17, including 268 undergraduate (154 traditional students and 114 Professional Studies students), and 89 graduate degrees. The featured speaker was Dr. LeBron Fairbanks, Church of the Nazarene Education Commissioner. A new tradition was started with the installation of the SNU Mace. The Mace was handcrafted from walnut wood and created by Dr. K.J. Tullis.

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” – Zig Ziglar

The Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership at Southern Nazarene University provides a one-of-a-kind Executive MBA experience that takes into account the “whole person,” providing advanced management skill and the wisdom of ethical leadership. For more information about the Executive MBA, and future programs: Phone

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President Gresham receives ­unanimous vote of support In accordance with the bylaws of Southern Nazarene University, during the Spring 2008 meeting of the Board of Trustees, a vote was due to be held regarding the re-election of the president of the university for a term of up to five additional years. “This past May, the Board of Trustees of SNU unanimously and enthusiastically voted to continue Dr. Loren Gresham’s term as President of Southern Nazarene University for the full five years,” said Dr. Tharon Daniels, NW Oklahoma District Superintendent, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Gresham was also recently awarded the Centennial Heritage Award at the West Texas District Church of the Nazarene District Assembly, as an outstanding individual who has made a significant impact on the Church of the Nazarene.

Graduates J.K. Feisel and Morgan Raines Green received the President’s Award at Spring Commence­ ment 2008.

past, present, and dreaming about your future) and putting your gifts into practice. To live the “good life” includes helping as many other people as possible to live the good life as well. I try to do this in my own life which includes bringing together my successes as well as failures in a way that makes sense for the future. This is a challenge, but it is key to leading with integrity. I try to live “the good life” as defined by Jesus, and I constantly try to understand myself better so that I can employ my gifts effectively in service to God and others. This is a constant learning process in which we are truly all beginners.

Faculty leaving or retiring from SNU Many thanks and appreciation to the following: Jan Cantrell, School of Education (2 years); Gary Lance, Associate Professor of Mathematics (40 years); Jan Reinbold, Associate Professor and Director, Learning Resources Center (33 years); Paul Reinbold, Faculty and Chair, Department of Chemistry (38 years); Jiuhong Tang, School of Business (2 years); Jirair Tashjian, New Testament Faculty (25 years); Sharon Young, Biology Faculty & Department Chair (40 years)

Leaving 99 is a traveling worship band with the goal of telling the story of SNU. Their music reflects God’s love to a wide variety of audiences. Members include Loren Rush, electric guitar, Soph Music Business, Plano, TX; John Justice, bass guitar/sound, Sr Music Business, Harlingen, TX; Ashten Alsworth, vocals, Sr Music Business, Georgetown, TX; Chrissy Serracino, vocals/guitar/keyboard, Jr Church Music, Pueblo, CO; Jairo Maldonado, vocals/acoustic guitar, Jr Music Ministry, Humble, TX; Andrew Tucker, percussion, Jr Music Business, Ruidoso, NM

SNU crew SNU offers two traveling groups through the Office of Admissions: SNU Crew Leaving 99, a worship band, and the SNU Crew Rec Team, a summer camp recreational team.

Students in summer service The 2008 SNU Youth In Mission participants include: Charlotte Mercer, Jennifer Morris, and Matthew Styers - Australia; Nick Holmes - Creative Access Alpha; Hannah Dedmon and Karen Flowers - England/Cramlington; Catherine Carroll - Guatemala; Katherine Johnson - India/Bombay; Seth Carley and Melinda Meisner - New Zealand; Rachel Regouby, Robin Hoile and Amy Armstrong - Scotland; Madison Clark - Trinidad/Tobago; Ryan Brock - Canada

The Rec Team is a traveling group with the goal of having fun building relationships with campers. Their creativity reflects God’s love. From left to right: Stephen Shenold (’11), Charity Williams (Team Leader) (’10), Austin Patterson (’11), Andrea Green (’08), Courtland Park (’10)


Alumni

Births

In memoriam

Joel, born 2/9/08 to Jason (’95) and Amber (Lewis, ’99) Gunter.

Dr. Richard Howard (former faculty) Oklahoma City, OK • 6/3/08 Dr. Lyle Tullis (emeritus faculty) Yukon, OK • 10/29/07 Naomi Bost Crawford (’28) Overland Park, KS • 3/15/08 Harold Harcourt (’37) Norman, OK • 9/15/07 Geneva Smith Green (’38) Yukon, OK • 1/20/08 Roy Poole (’39) Bethany, OK • 9/11/07 James Finger (’40) Grand Saline, TX • 11/19/07 Kathleen McLain Macrory (’40) Bethany, OK • 9/2/07 Vada Lee Beard Barkley (’42) Oklahoma City, OK • 1/16/08 Bette Lorette Campbell (’44) Bethany, OK • 5/3/08 Wesley Meek (’45) Oklahoma City, OK • 12/4/07 Laurence V. Reazin (’45) Tyler, TX • 5/24/08 Bill Chandler (’47) Tyler, TX • 12/28/07 Dorothy Crilly Fawcett (’49) Columbus, OH • 9/16/07 Robert Emmel (’50) Yukon, OK • 12/27/07 Leonard Marvin Hall (’50) Oklahoma City, OK • 9/1/07

Carter Ray, born 4/6/05, and Camp­ bell Paige, born 2/19/07 to Josh and Shanda (Nelson, ’95) Akins. Ryan, born 1/12/05 to David and Shari (Overstreet, ’96) Palmer. Annalynn Grace, born 3/9/06 to Bill and Marilee (Winfrey, ’98) Budai. Emy Elizabeth, born 8/16/07 to Dustin (’98) and Angie (Hall, ’99) Tucker. She is welcomed by big sister, Mia. Emerson Lee, born 3/30/08 to Rick (’01) and Shannon (Setliff, ’03) Walker. Katie, born 6/1/07 to Curtis (’03) and Linette (Rodgers, ’04) McMurtrey. Emily Catherine, born 2/27/08 to James and Heather (Snowbarger, ’04) Wickersham.

Upcoming events

SNU Fall ’08 Semester August 27, 2008

Ray Atwood (’51) Alexandria, LA • 4/14/08

Billy Nichols (’71) Edmond, OK • 10/12/07

Max Chenoweth (’51) Woodward, OK • 10/20/07 Larry Wade (’51) Sapulpa, OK • 11/8/07 Lucy Reiff Crenshaw (’52) Olathe, KS • 3/31/08 Virgie Pierce Hull (’56) Yukon, OK • 1/4/08 Richard Osborn (’56) Dallas, TX • 4/19/08 Elva Payton Oyler (’56) Warr Acres, OK • 10/21/07 Bob Hess (’61) Bethany, OK • 9/21/07 Linard Wells (’61) Grand Prairie, TX • 10/4/07 Richard Motz (’63) Canandaigua, NY • 10/25/07 Dee Beck (’64) Oklahoma City, OK • 6/4/08 Jerry Beam (’65) Dexter, MO • 1/9/08 Merna Banz Langford (’66) Ozark, MO • 9/26/07 Sherry Winn Lawson (’68) Wagoner, OK • 11/9/07 Laura Biddle Murray (’68) Colorado Springs, CO • 4/1/08 A. Don Billings (’69) Bethany, OK • 11/1/07 Shirley Swartzendruber Phelps (’70) Bethany, OK • 11/2/07

Robin Regester (’71) Oklahoma City, OK • 3/9/08 Philip D. Kerston (’75) Lake Charles, LA • 2/4/06 Linda K. Heady (’84) Jonesboro, AR • 5/11/08 David Bennett (’07) Tulsa, OK • 3/1/08 Spencer Green (’08) Bryan, TX • 9/28/07 Roger Johnson (OL #143) Montrose, CO • 4/24/08

NazNite at Six Flags 30th Anniversary August 29, 2008

Covenant Celebration October 26, 2008

OKC Trinity Church of the Nazarene

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Homecoming 2008 November 7–9, 2008 “Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus: Cele­brat­ing the School of Theology & Ministry” SHOWCASE FEATURING

Rocky Gribble and The Toler Brothers

College Days for High School Seniors November 14, 2008 Winter Commencement December 13, 2008 College Days for ­Sophomores & Juniors January 23–24, 2009 Log on to www.snu.edu/alumni for more dates and details

November 7-9 Homecoming ­Showcase Concert Featuring SNU alumnus Rocky Gribble (’74) and entertainment by The Toler Brothers for an evening of music, laughter and fond reminiscing.

Southern Light, a magazine of Southern Nazarene University (USPS 683.590), is published quarterly by the Office of Alumni Relations with the Office of Communications & Marketing, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008, and is distributed free to alumni and friends. Periodicals postage paid at Bethany, OK, and additional offices. ©2008. Reproduction of material from any Southern Light pages without written permission is strictly prohibited. Vol. 21 Issue 4

Weekend bonus ­highlights include dedication of the Hall of Witnesses and the Zig Ziglar Center. Online registration: www.snu.edu/homecoming

Dr. Loren Gresham President Dr. Terry Toler Vice President of Advancement & Church Relations Brenda Styers Director of Alumni Relations Carol Wight, Editor Director of Communications & Marketing Eunice Trent Associate Director of Communications & Marketing Nita West Designer Judy Akins, Tyler Thomas Creative Consultants

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New administrative leadership and structure at SNU Dr. Loren Gresham, President of Southern Nazarene University (SNU), has announced the newly appointed administrative team members:Provost: Dr. Mary Jones; Vice President for University Advancement & Church Relations: Dr. Terry Toler; Vice President for Enrollment Management: Mike Redwine; Vice President for Student Development: Dr. Scott Strawn. The naming of the new administrative officers also came with an announcement of some structural changes. University Advancement and Church Relations have now been combined under the leadership of the VP for University Advancement & Church Relations. The VP for Enrollment Management will give leadership to the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar, in an effort to bring together the offices that specifically relate to new students enrolling at SNU. “I am excited about the days ahead at SNU and look forward with great anticipation to working with this new administrative team,” Gresham said. Dr. Mary Jones Provost Jones has been a member of the SNU School of Business faculty for the past three years. She has made an immediate impact with her knowledge, spiritual commitment and her feel for what needs to be done in Christian higher education. She previously taught business and directed the MBA program at Mid America Nazarene University where one of her accomplishments was enabling the MBA online program in the mid 90s, before current software was even available. Jones earned a BSBA from Emporia State University, an MBA from Rockhurst College and a PhD from the University of Missouri-Kansas. Her call

to missions led her to the position of Chief Academic Officer of Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya from 2001 to 2006, where she gave leadership to all academic programs, student recruitment and marketing. Dr. Terry Toler Vice President for University Advancement & Church Relations Toler came to SNU in 2000, after serving for 25 years in full time ministry. During his pastoral career he served as a church planter, Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor. Toler earned undergraduate degrees from Ohio Christian University and Southern Nazarene University, as well as the MMin degree from Southern Nazarene University and an EdD from the University of Sarasota. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Church Relations and gave leadership to the office of Admissions. In the new SNU structure, Toler will lead the offices of University Advancement that includes Alumni, Communications & Marketing and Development, as well as continued leadership for Church Relations. Mike Redwine Vice President for Enrollment Management Redwine brings a decade of college administration to this new position at SNU. He is a product of the Chickasha, Oklahoma, community school systems and the Church of the Nazarene. He always considered SNU his home school though his interest in playing football in college took him to MidAmerica Nazarene University where he graduated as a Mathematics major. He then served his alma mater in various positions including VP for Enrollment Management, VP for Student Development and football coach. He left Mid America to become the football coach at Howard Payne University in Texas, then joined SNU this past December to lead the recruitment of transfer students. Redwine’s education includes a master’s degree in Education (MEd), a master’s of Business Administration (MBA) and a doctorate from St. Louis University where he is currently nearing completion of a degree in Higher Education Leadership (EdD). Dr. Scott Strawn Vice President for Student Development Strawn comes to SNU from Santa Clara University in California where he served the past four years as the Director of Residence Life. His 14-year career in higher education has also included student development positions at Sterling College, The University of Kansas and Seattle Pacific University. Strawn received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Anderson University in Indiana, his master’s in Educational Leadership from Ball State University and his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The University of Kansas. This team joins the President and current cabinet members, Dr. Brad Strawn, VP for Spiritual Development, and Donna Nance, VP for Financial Affairs, to complete the President’s Cabinet

The LIGHT INSIDE SPRING 2008

Southern Nazarene University 6729 NW 39th Expressway Bethany, OK 73008-2694

On the cover

Pictured on the front cover is Dr. Tony Griffin, Executive Director for the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership, with Zig Ziglar.

The LIGHT INSIDE SUMMER 2008

Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership Spring Commencement 2008 – New & Old Traditions Students in Summer Service

Summer 2008 - Southern Light  

The Summer 2008 edition of Southern Nazarene University's Alumni news publication.

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