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Global Connections

The Global Dimension of Methodist Education

In the 21st century, IAMSCU is promoting important initiatives to nurture Methodist education at global, regional and national levels.

  • Globally, IAMSCU integrates all networks of educational institutions related to the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions. IAMSCU is associated to the World Methodist Council (WMC) and its Education Committee.

  • Regionally, IAMSCU works with sister associations in 5 continents:

    • Africa

      • Africa Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education (AAMIHE)

      • Africa Association of United Methodist-related Theological Institutions (AAUMTI),

    • Asian Pacific

      • Asia-Pacific Association of Methodist Educational Institutions (APAMEI)

      • Philippine Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, Universities and Seminaries (PAMSCUS)

    • Europe

      •  Methodist Theological Schools in Europe (MTSE)

    • Latin America

      • Latin American Association of Methodist Educational Institutions (ALAMEI)

    • North America

      • Association of United Methodist Theological School (AUMTS)

      • National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC)

  • Nationally, there are many associations within specific countries, such as the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC) in the United States, the Methodist Institute for Educational Services (COGEIME) in Brazil, and several associations in Argentina, Bolivia, England, Kenya, Korea, Liberia and many other countries.

Global Leadership

Since its inception, IAMSCU has had four presidents:

  • Dr. Roger W. Ireson (USA), elected in Singapore in 1991, led the association from 1991 to 2002. In concluding his tenure in September 2002, he received the title of Founding President Emeritus of IAMSCU.

  • Dr. Rukudzo Murapa (Zimbabwe). Elected at the Board of Directors meeting held in Oslo, Norway, for the 2002-2008 term.

  • Dr. Ted Brown (USA) who took office in July 2008 during the 5th IAMSCU Conference held in Rosario, Argentina.

  • Dr. Marcio des Moraes (Brazil), elected in May 2014 at the 7th IAMSCU Conference held in Hiroshima, Japan.

Many leaders in Methodist and Wesleyan education have been involved in the leadership of IAMSCU and offered support to its activities. They have included Dr. Kim Cape (USA), Dr. Ken Yamada (USA/Japan), Dr. Almir de Souza Maia† (Brazil), Dr. Masanobu Fukamachi (Japan), Dr. Manfred Marquardt (Germany), Dr. Elizabeth Charles (India), Dr. Ovidio Torres† (Argentina), Dr. Bae Jong Lee (Korea), Dr. Gerald Lord (USA), Principal Bradley Fenner (Australia ), Dr. Jerome King Del Pino (USA) and many others.


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