Roger Drake has been named the next President of Missouri's Central Methodist University and will assume the office on July 1, according to Glenn Cox, chair of the CMU Board of Trustees and of the Presidential Search Committee.
Dr. Drake will become the 26th president in Central Methodist history, dating to 1854. His appointment was announced and he was introduced by the Board of Trustees at a campus assembly Friday afternoon (Feb. 1). Drake will replace Dr. Marianne Inman, who will retire in June after 18 years at the CMU helm.
“I am honored to be chosen as the next President of Central Methodist University,” Drake said. “It is my hope that the institutional momentum created under President Inman’s leadership can continue far into the future. Judy and I are excited about this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students.”