National Association of College
and University Chaplains

A multifaith professional community supporting spiritual and ethical life in higher education

NACUC Executive Committee

The NACUC Executive Committee is the elected leadership body of the association. Its members (also called the association's Directors) are elected by a majority of the voting members present at an annual conference of the association. It includes the ten officers of the association--the President, Vice President, Association Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, three Conference Coordinators (past, present, and future), and two New Member Representatives--as well as three At Large Representatives.

The Directors' term limits are staggered to provide stability and continuity for the association as well as a regular change of leadership--at least five positions change each year. A Nominating Committee chaired by the Vice President receives nominations and presents a suggested slate to the voting membership at each annual conference, with attention to diversity of such factors as geographical distribution, institution nature and size, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religious and philosophical tradition.

Dena Bodian

President (2017)

Associate University Chaplain

Colgate University

Cynthia Terry
Membership Secretary (2021)

College Chaplain

Goucher College

Rachel Heath
New Member Representative

Kate Smanik

Past President, ex oficio (2017)

Assistant Dean of Students for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice

DePauw University

Adeel Zeb

Vice President (2017)

Co-University Chaplain

Claremont Colleges

Daveen LItwin

At-Large Representative (2017)

Tucker Center Dean and Chaplain

Dartmouth College

Mouhamadou Diagne

New Member Representative (2018)

Assistant University Chaplain

Columbia University

Daniel Meyers

Association Secretary and Historian (2018)

Director, Center for Faith and Vocation

Butler University

At-Large Representative (2018)
Stuart Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life
Whitman College

2017 Conference Coordinator
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Kanika Magee

Treasurer (2021) and

2018 Conference Coordinator 

Associate Dean of the Chapel

Howard University

Jem Jebbia

At-Large Representative (2019)

Senior Assistant Director, Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service

Northeastern University

Vaughn CroweTipton

2016 Conference Coordinator

University Chaplain

Furman University

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