Office of the President
At Central Methodist University, our students learn more, experience more, and become
more. Our faculty rank at or near the top in the nation for their willingness to
engage with students.
Those who are part of Central Methodist University have come to understand this feeling. It’s an undeniable realization that CMU helps you become more.
We are a place with endless opportunities designed to develop skillsets that position you a step ahead of the rest. We are what others only wish they could be – a university dedicated to student success, where you thrive as an individual.
CMU “prepares students to make a difference in the world” at the core of our mission. Our students undergo life-changing experiences that help them obtain the knowledge, tools, and compassion needed to make that difference.
Outside of our home campus in Fayette, CMU’s extended learning centers and online studies program provide the same, high quality experiences. Led by skilled and driven faculty and staff, we deliver a more student-centered education designed to shape graduates into world-ready, in-demand, working professionals.
Great effort goes into creating such top-of-the-line opportunities. CMU’s talented and caring faculty and staff are the heart and soul of our quality. We are adding new buildings, renovating existing buildings, creating new programs, and implementing exciting new learning initiatives.
We know that you have many choices for a college education. This drives us to be the absolute best at what we do. If you are looking for a university where you can live, learn, and lead, we are that place. With an amazing faculty, active clubs and organizations, competitive athletics, and a complete focus on student success, you can have it all at Central.
Welcome to CMU. Join us, and experience first-hand the tremendous compassion, dedication, quality and success that thrive here – all the pieces that make us more.
Roger Drake, President
Planning for the Future
Central Methodist University Strategic Plan, entitled “A Difference With Distinction,” was completed in January 2016. Developed by CMU faculty and staff, it is designed to set institutional direction and to help determine resource allocation decisions for a five-year period.