Board of Trustees

Mission The Board of Trustees shall have and exercise the corporate powers prescribed by law. Its primary functions shall be policy making and responsibility for sound resource management of the corporation. The Board of Trustees shall further determine the general, Read More …

Sign Dr. Wearden’s Guestbook

Complete the form below to sign Dr. Wearden’s virtual Inauguration Guestbook. Submissions are reviewed and posted to the guestbook within two working days.

Past Presidents of Methodist University

Lucius Stacy Weaver (1957-1973) Lucius Stacy Weaver was elected the first president of Methodist University (then Methodist College) in June 1957. At the time of his election, he was serving as superintendent of the Durham (NC) city school system. Dr. Read More …

Task Force on Racial Healing

“I am inspired by this initiative because it is so deeply rooted in our stated principles of justice and love. But this will be challenging and difficult work. It will require courage and determination from each of us. We must first have the courage to acknowledge that we have a problem in this country and to examine candidly and thoroughly the ways in which that problem manifests itself on our own campus. Then, we must have the determination to do our small part to fix it.” – Dr. Stanley T. Wearden, president of Methodist University

About the Task Force The purpose of the Task Force on Racial Healing is to do a careful, systematic study of issues of racial fairness, equity, and justice on the Methodist University campus. The work of the Task Force is Read More …

Presidential Lecture Series

Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. delivers the 2017 Presidential Lecture

This lecture series strives to bring renowned national experts to the campus and community, emphasizing signature programs at Methodist University. Recent Lectures 2019: “Lessons from the Sea” by Linda Greenlaw 2017: “Get in the Game: Success in Sports and Life” Read More …

Profile of the President

Dr. Stanley T. Wearden

Dr. Stanley T. Wearden Dr. Stanley T. Wearden is Methodist University’s fifth president. He assumed his duties Jan. 1, 2019, marking his return to North Carolina, where he earned a doctorate in Mass Communication Research from the University of North Read More …

Dr. Wearden in the News

Methodist University President: School Must Draw More Students Fayetteville Observer, September 14, 2019 Raeford Road, downtown, Methodist projects discussed Fayetteville Observer, September 12, 2019 A Serene Space CityView Magazine, September/October 2019 ‘I love the energy:’ Methodist University welcomes students Fayetteville Read More …

The Inauguration of Dr. Stanley T. Wearden

Dr. Stanley T. Wearden

Inauguration Ceremony Inauguration Dr. Stanley T. Wearden was inaugurated as the fifth President of Methodist University on September 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Huff Concert Hall. For more information about Dr. Wearden, read his profile on our Web site. Read More …

Inauguration Events

Inauguration Day Saturday, September 14 9:00 a.m. Delegate Lineup Religious Life Suite/Seminar Room, Matthews Ministry Center 9:45 a.m. Processional to begin 10:00 a.m. Inauguration Ceremony Huff Concert Hall, Reeves Fine Arts Complex A reception will be held immediately following the Read More …

Office of the President

Dear Visitors: Welcome to Methodist University! I’m delighted to greet visitors to our user-friendly website! I’m eager for you to learn about the high-quality academic and campus experiences that diverse students from 40 states and 77 countries enjoy! Methodist is Read More …