Message from the President


Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility. CMU is a special institution where students, no matter where they are, feel a sense of belonging, can learn from a caring and talented faculty, and have every opportunity to learn and grow.

W.E.B. Dubois said, "There is no education other than an education that is at once for making a living and living a life." Central Methodist University provides each student with the opportunity to mature intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Our students develop professional expertise, affording them opportunities to make a living, while our liberal arts focus encourages students to think and critically inquire. We believe higher education to be both a private and a public good, providing increased earning potential for the individual and providing an educated citizenry for society.

Our College of Graduate and Extended Studies puts a special emphasis in providing opportunities for students who cannot take coursework on our main campus in Fayette. Yet our commitment to high-quality programs and a nurturing, student-centered approach to learning is the same regardless of how and where you learn.

Central Methodist University is a place to grow. In the tradition of the liberal arts, we believe that students should have the opportunity to explore, to ask the essential questions, and to learn in their own way. We believe that learning must be tailored to the individual. Most importantly, at Central Methodist, we believe in you.


Roger D. Drake