The Africa University Development Office (AUDO) was established September 1, 1992. It is housed at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, (GBHEM), of The United Methodist Church, in Nashville, TN.  The Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, Mr. James H. Salley, directs the work of the AUDO. The AUDO’s activities are guided by a Strategic Plan that has been approved by the Board Development Committee, the Advisory Development Committee, the Vice Chancellor, and the Africa University Board of Directors. 

The AUDO is the primary unit through which UMC agencies as well as supporters, friends, and potential collaborators/partners relate to the Africa University.