Office of the President
Central Methodist University is a very special place...a place that warmly welcomes all who wish to learn and grow and serve. Our mission emphasizes academic and professional excellence and, in addition, ethical leadership and social responsibility. CMU alumni live out this mission in their daily lives as they make a difference in their workplace, their community, and their family. Here we believe that a full education focuses not only on intellectual development but also on social, physical, and spiritual development as well. CMU is a learning community in which faculty and students collaborate to make the world a better place than they found it.
There is a Central Methodist presence in approximately 120 locations around Missouri as well as online. Our goal is to assure that CMU students, regardless of their location or mode of learning, experience the hallmarks of this University: excellent course and program quality and deeply caring personal attention. Attending Central Methodist University will change your life...and the world. Please join us at the location that serves you best.
About Dr. Marianne E. Inman
Dr. Inman has served as President of Central Methodist University since 1995. She is actively engaged in many higher education organizations, including the Council of Independent Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Missouri Colleges Fund, and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri, of which she is president. She is past chair of the Missouri Humanities Council and serves as well on the board of the Great Rivers Council of Boy Scouts.
Dr. Inman earned the Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds the master' degree in French Literature and Linguistics from Indiana University, and the bachelor's degree with highest distinction in French, Spanish, and English secondary education from Purdue University.