The Rector of the University is the executive head of the University. He is elected by the University Senate for a four-year term. After having been nominated by the University Academic Senate, he is appointed to the post by the President of Slovak Republic.

The Rector is accountable for the performance of his office. He has the ultimate responsibility for and management of all activity at the University of Ss Cyril and Methodius. The Rector presents the following to the Academic Senate (in accordance with legislation): drafts of internal regulations, budgets, fundamental policy documents (constituting long-term plans), evaluations of compliance with plans (annual reports), and other documents and decisions concerning the University etc.

prof. Mgr. Katarína Slobodová Nováková, PhD.