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.

Adeel Zeb

President (2018)

Co-University Chaplain

Claremont Colleges

Adam Kirtley

At-Large Representative (2018)

Stuart Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life

Whitman College

Brittany Longsdorf

New Member Representative (2019)

Bates College

Cynthia Terry
Membership Secretary (2021)

College Chaplain

Goucher College

Jan Fuller

Vice President (2018)


Elon University

Jem Jebbia

At-Large Representative (2019)

Stanford University

Jackie Marquez

2019 Conference Coordinator

Associate University Chaplain

Northwestern University

Daniel Meyers

Association Secretary and Historian (2018)

Director, Center for Faith and Vocation

Butler University

Gary Ellison

At-Large Representative (2020)

Assistant Chaplain

Willamette University

2017 Conference Coordinator
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Kanika Magee

Treasurer (2021) and

2018 Conference Coordinator 

Associate Dean of the Chapel

Howard University

Mouhamadou Diagne

New Member Representative (2018)

Muslim Chaplain


Dena Bodian

Past President, ex oficio (2018)

Associate University Chaplain

Colgate University

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