April 18, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Elizabeth E. Carr, Catholic religious advisor at Amherst College, was recently elected 2006-07 vice president of the National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC). Carr received the honor at the group’s annual meeting at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. in February.

The NACUC, founded in 1948, is a multifaith professional community concerned with religious life in the nation’s college and university communities. Following in NACUC tradition, Carr will automatically rise to association president in 2007-08. In addition, Paul V. Sorrentino, coordinator for religious life and advisor to the Christian Fellowship at Amherst College, and Shamshad Sheikh, Muslim religious advisor, are at-large members of the NACUC Executive Board.

A religious advisor at Amherst College since 1998, Carr earned her Ph.D. degree in theology at the Graduate Theological Union at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987. She holds A.B. and M.S. degrees from the University of Southern California.