University Relations Staff

Rev. Larry Morris

Vice President of University Relations

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.   

OFFICE:  Bresee Hall 207
PHONE:  405-491-6639

Heather Fairbanks

Associate Vice President for Advancement

Heather connects donors with a variety of opportunities to support SNU students, faculty, and programs, including through gifts to the SNU Fund, endowed funds, and designated gifts. She oversees the offices of Advancement and Advancement Services, and coordinates giving campaigns and relationship-building efforts with SNU alumni and friends.

OFFICE: Bresee Hall 202
PHONE: 405-491-6617 

Vanette Bell

Endowment Development and Donor Stewardship Manager

During her time at SNU, Vanette has developed an affinity for forming relationships with donors and the students their endowments support.  If you are interested in creating a scholarship endowment or managing an existing scholarship or have questions about a planned gift to SNU, contact Vanette. 

OFFICE: Bresee Hall 202
PHONE: 405-491-6617 

Sylvia L. Lott

Executive Assistant

Sylvia assists and supports the VP of External Relations by providing day to day office management. She provides administrative support to organize, promote and execute South Central Field leadership and community connection missions to bridge various local civic entities with SNU.

SNU Class of 2019
OFFICE: Bresee Hall 207
PHONE: 405-491-6314

Annette McElroy

Director of Advancement Services

Annette serves the University Relations team as the Advancement Services Director, with a deep desire to build and strengthen relationships across campus. Prior to this role, Annette worked in the Financial Aid Office as the Scholarship Coordinator and NCAA Financial Aid Liaison, where she served for 12 years.

OFFICE: Bresee Hall 316
PHONE: 405-491-6606

Ruth Ann Hursh

Data Entry Specialist

Ruth Ann serves the University Relations team as the Advancement Services Data Entry Specialist. She maintains accurate biographical records of our constituents, enters gifts into our database, and generates receipt letters. 

SNU Class of 1981
OFFICE: Bresee Hall 314
PHONE: 405-491-6621

Todd Brant

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Todd heads up the area of Alumni Relations, whose purpose is to serve and engage alumni and friends to SNU. This happens through events hosted by and functions sponsored by the Alumni Office staff and alumni volunteers. Ongoing communication is a vital part of our responsibility to alums around the world through the SNU Alumni Magazine and on social media. Our hope and desire are to keep alums informed and find ways in which to be engaged with one another and to our alma mater.

SNU Class of 1994
OFFICE: Bresee Hall 202
PHONE: 405-491-6616

Dr. Kimberly Eades

Director of Development

Dr. Kimberly Eades, has served in Christian higher education for nearly 20 years in enrollment, alumni relations, and donor development, and as an adjunct faculty member teaching leadership and psychology. Kimberly is married to Dr. Tim Eades, SNU Provost, and their daughter, Grace, is a senior at SNU. Kimberly is working with donors in areas like the SNU Fund, Music Patrons and Catalysts, and she is also managing our work for online giving days, including Giving Tuesday.

PHONE: 405-491-6603

Clay Milford

Donor Relations Officer

Clay Milford is originally from Oklahoma City and graduated from SNU with a BA in Mass Communication and Business. He worked as a public school teacher for four years, served as a Resident Director here at SNU for another four, and joined our team this summer. Clay’s wife Sara (’16) is also an SNU grad. Besides Sara, he loves college football, baseball, music and movies. Clay is building relationships with donors, getting to know what motivates them to support SNU students, and looking for ways to connect them with specific projects and needs across campus. 

PHONE: 405-491-6313

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