The Cameron University Foundation recently established the Dr. Theodore and Linda Snider Endowed Lectureship in Chemistry.
The announcement comes after the approval from the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents.
Gifts from “Ted” Snider, a former faculty member at Cameron, and his wife, Linda, made the endowment possible. A donation was also made by the Cameron University Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. The next step for Cameron is to seek matching funds for the endowment from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
The primary usage of the Snider Endowed Lectureship in Chemistry will be to develop a higher quality of education in chemistry at Cameron University and southwest Oklahoma.
Snider served as a member of the faculty at Cameron from 1967 to 2008. He supervised the Department of Physical Sciences, which is now known as the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, from the time it was a junior college until it was a four-year university. Snider taught many courses at the school, including organic chemistry and biochemistry.