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NACCAP Makes Staffing Changes

Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
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North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals has hired Jennifer Barscz as their director of marketing and communications. Barscz, a Huntington, Indiana native, is no stranger to marketing, having worked for 10 years at a local ad agency as creative director. For the past 11 years, she has been working for Do it Best Corp. as their advertising manager, and most recently as a territory manager and retail sales consultant. 

“I worked with NACCAP in my previous career and have known the amazing staff for years. I am excited to serve in this new role, return to my passion for marketing and look forward to serving through effective campaigns that will benefit this organization and its membership,” said Barscz.

We are very excited to have Jennifer as our new director of marketing and communications. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience and new perspective to NACCAP’s ever-expanding reach and engagement in the educational landscape. Jennifer’s past involvement with NACCAP at our annual conferences and with the development of a number of our promotional efforts can only be enhanced with her full-time efforts as part of our administrative team,” said Chant Thompson, executive director. 


Jennifer and her husband, Ben, have two teenagers. Barscz replaces Andy Vaught, who now serves as the director of initiatives after nearly two years in the communications role.  Vaught replaces Nate Perry who returned to Huntington University after two years at NACCAP. 

“I’m extremely eager to move into my new role as director of initiatives. I look forward to learning more about the various aspects of membership engagement and spending time on the campuses of our member high schools, colleges and universities. We’re extremely grateful to have Jennifer on our team and we’re confident she will be an immediate value-added addition to our organization,” said Vaught.


“Andy brings great enthusiasm and vision to the director of strategic initiatives role. Membership engagement along with identifying the pressing needs that we face in the enrollment space will be his focus. It is our desire to continue to build strong collaborative relationships as we work together to collectively advance the cause of Christian education,” added Thompson.

NACCAP celebrated the retirement of Marcia Thompson in August. Thompson wore many hats and served in many capacities over the decades, but most notably was the managing editor of THE Guide to Christian Colleges & Universities and NACCAP’s other publications. Thompson is excited to gain some free time to dedicate to her local ministries, church community and long distance family. 

Huntington, Indiana based NACCAP serves more than 300 member institutions, including undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and degree completion, high school and fifteen associate members around the globe. More than 2,000 professional staff are serviced as NACCAP continues its mission to be a leading and innovative organization recognized for effectively serving and engaging its members by providing vital professional development and initiatives that champion the cause for Christian education. NACCAP will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2020.

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