The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is pleased to distribute the 2021 – 2022 CEO Directory of United Methodist-affiliated Schools, Colleges, and Universities. The annual CEO directory functions as a valued informational tool reminding us to connect often with treasured friends and colleagues. It also symbolizes a roll call, acknowledging the presence of executive leaders at 109 United Methodist-affiliated institutions, unwavering in their work to transform the lives of students by educating body, mind, and spirit.
The United Methodist Church’s commitment to education is historically rooted in the vision and actions of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley. Wesley encouraged intellectual development alongside spiritual growth and the pursuit of sanctification. He worked to connect ‘knowledge and vital piety,’ relate faith and reason, and educate the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
The institutions inside this directory are among the finest in the world and contribute to the greater good of humanity and to the health and well-being of society. They are stewards of that which is rooted in Methodism’s whole person education and strategically live out intellectual development, a global mindset, service, justice, and belonging. The vast expanse of Methodism’s educational footprint cannot be overstated.