Administrative Cabinet

The SNU Administrative Departments are accessible to you from web links that take you directly to each area. These pages have been prepared for your information search and to provide you with a direct line of communication with each department in the Administration.

This is the President’s Cabinet comprised of the leaders who oversee each campus department.


Dr. J. Keith Newman

  • B.A. – Houston Baptist University
  • M.M. – Southern Nazarene University
  • Ed.D. – Spalding University

Dr. Keith Newman was elected as the fifteenth president in the 118-year history of Southern Nazarene University.  His tenure as president began August 1, 2017. With 17 years of pastoral ministry in the Church of the Nazarene and 15 years of service as a senior administrator in Christian higher education, Dr. Newman counts it a great privilege to join a Christ-centered community preparing God-called, purpose-driven, passionate servant leaders who make the world better.

Dr. Newman’s email,

A message from Dr. Keith Newman


Executive Vice President
Dr. Michael Redwine

Now in his 14th year at SNU, Dr. Redwine leads a talented team with a breadth of responsibilities that include student lifefinancial servicesathleticshousing & residential livingstudent activitieshealth services, and student employment.

Dr. Redwine’s email,


Vice President for Business and Finance
Dr. Scott Strawn

Dr. Scott Strawn is the Vice President for Business and Finance serving as the chief financial officer for the University. The Office of Business and Finance exists to help the university provide strong stewardship of all of its resources. This office also exists to provide overall supervision and coordination for various support areas including Facilities and Maintenance, Campus SecurityHuman Resources, and Information Technology.

Dr. Strawn’s email,

Marian Redwine headshot

Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing
Dr. Marian Redwine

Dr. Marian Redwine gives strategic leadership & direction to Admissions, College of Undergraduate Studies as well as SNU Creative. A part of the SNU team since 2008, Dr. Redwine has a passion for Christian higher education and a profound belief in the transformational experience of SNU that is purposefully different. The Enrollment and Creative teams together have the privilege of sharing the stories of SNU. As they bring the SNU experience to life, prospective students are guided into understanding how SNU can prepare them professionally, challenge them to think, and encourage them to serve. 

Dr. Redwine’s email,


Vice President for Intercultural Learning and Engagement
Dr. Lena Crouso

Dr. Lena Crouso joins SNU as the inaugural Vice President for Intercultural Learning and Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer. She provides leadership for the design and implementation of institution-wide efforts to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, respect, and the way of reconciliation is lived out in the SNU community. The ILE team includes the Center for Student SuccessTRIO Programs/Access & Opportunity, the Center for Global Engagement, and Renew Counseling Center. Rev. Dr. Crouso is also an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Dr. Crouso’s email,


Dr. Tim Eades

Dr. Tim Eades began his tenure at SNU in June 2019 and brings a wealth of experience, serving at four private Christian universities since 1994. Dr. Eades provides leadership for all academic areas of SNU and is the Cabinet leader for all facets of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies.  At SNU, students can find degree programs from the associate to doctoral degree level, in the classroom, or fully online. Dr. Eades’ passion is to see students of all ages prepare for their future and experience a quality, relevant, and Christ-centered education at SNU.

Dr. Eades’ email,


Vice President for University Relations
Rev. Larry Morris

Rev. Larry Morris joins the SNU team after 30 years of pastoral ministry experience with the Church of the Nazarene. He strengthens the University’s vision of Making Christlike disciples through higher education by building partnerships with the South Central Field churches, alumni, and the surrounding community. The University Relations team expands the influence of SNU through the offices of Church Relations and Alumni Relations as well as Advancement.   

Rev. Larry Morris’ email,

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