I would say that most referances to a "Pudunk U" type education that I have read on this forum support your position. I do not recall any declared "education snobs" who have made meaningful contributions here.
Another Podunk U graduate here. Actually, Podunk College, we weren't even big enough to be a university. After two years in dental school, no one cares at all where I went to college or what I did there. And after dental school, no one will ever care or question my undergrad alma mater. Go Griffins (our podunk mascot)!