Zachary Cole, Program and Outreach Specialist



Zachary Cole joined the University Chaplaincy team in June of 2014 as Program and Outreach Specialist. He is charged with coordinating and implementing high-level programming and outreach efforts to connect and integrate the University Chaplaincy with all segments of the university and external partners.

His undertakings include working with the Tufts Interfaith Student Council, planning the Association for College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) Annual Conference 2014, and leading projects such as planning the future CAFE Pre-Orientation Program and other important initiatives around dialogue, activism, and values. He also manages public relations and marketing strategies for the University Chaplaincy to ensure high visibility and engagement across the university and beyond.

Zachary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education from Boston College. His higher education experiences include roles in the Office of Student Life at Harvard Divinity School, Residence Life at Babson College, and the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education at Boston College. He is also active in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and has interned in Admissions, Residential Life, and Career Services offices at several institutions.

Prior to joining Tufts, Zachary spent a year as the Values in Action Fellow at the Humanist Community at Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he organized monthly interfaith community service programs in partnership with local religious and philosophical communities.