In an increasingly competitive marketplace, organizations are seeking business school graduates who are broadly educated, deeply informed, exceedingly skilled, and highly principled. Understanding the need to develop work-ready, street-smart leaders who can be impact players for their organizations and communities right out of the gate, the Angell Snyder School of Business is constantly improving our program offerings and using innovative instructional methods to prepare highly skilled graduates.
Named in honor of two of Ottawa University’s most impactful and admired business professors, Dr. Wayne Angell and Dr. Sherwin Snyder, the Angell Snyder School of Business has a long and distinguished history of developing leaders who combine strong technical and analytical capabilities with a clear moral compass. Alumni of the Angell Snyder School of Business are distinguishing themselves in several different industries in the United States and in various cities around the globe. This is particularly significant as we reflect on how the Angell Snyder School of Business exemplifies the mission of our 150 year-old University.
Students who enroll in our liberal arts-based program experience business education from multiple perspectives. Students are exposed to a wide variety of internships, study abroad programs, academic symposia, and opportunities to directly engage highly successful business professionals. These opportunities allow our business majors to gain the global perspective and the critical thinking skills that employers are seeking. We invite you to learn more about our degree and certificate programs that are designed to prepare you for career success and personal significance.
In the OU Spirit,
Orville G. Blackman, PhD
Dean, Angell Snyder School of Business
Associate Professor of Management
The mission of the David C. Owen Leadership Institute is to empower students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Ottawa University community at large to engage in self-discovery and development of leadership talents and opportunities through value-based programs and activities. The Institute sponsors many of the Leadership Matters workshops (Link), hosts renowned business speakers (link), and will carry its message to other countries as a way of sharing the Ottawa University experience abroad.
Proud supporters of Ottawa University and the Angell Snyder School of Business, Dave Owen and his wife Laura donated to the establishment and programming of the David C. Owen Leadership Institute.
“Perhaps nothing we do is more important for future generations than equipping leaders with servant leadership principles and a strong moral compass,” says Owen. “That is the goal of the David C. Owen Leadership Institute at Ottawa University, and Laura and I are delighted to be the catalyst for this important initiative.”
Owen is a 1960 graduate of Ottawa University, where he was a standout athlete in both basketball and track. He was elected to the OU Braves Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000 and is a past president of the Hall of Fame. He is currently a member of the OU President’s Council. Professionally, Owen holds more than 40 years of business experience in the financial industry and has an extensive civic and political background. He has also been highly involved with the Greater Kansas City Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Deliver an integrated and disciplined educational experience that develops leaders who exercise innovative and critical thinking, shape their communities, and lead lives of significance.