NCEA Welcomes New Chief Content Officer

The CCO will lead and oversee the association’s professional development, academic and formation programs.

Arlington, VA – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) welcomes Julie A. Vogel, Ph.D., as NCEA Chief Content Officer (CCO) for the association. Dr. Vogel’s robust responsibilities will include oversight of the association’s data, research and public policy activities; member events, engagement; professional learning content and programs in support of Catholic school education in the United States. Dr. Vogel joined NCEA on November 7.

NCEA President/CEO Lincoln Snyder said, “Julie brings more than 30 years of experience in Catholic education to this position. Her leadership skills, specifically in public policy and data and research, complement her strong commitment to strengthening Catholic education and faith formation. Along with the board and staff of NCEA, I am eager to work with Julie in mission to serve Catholic schools.”

The CCO is a senior position providing vision and oversight of NCEA’s content and programs that afford direct support to Catholic schools and diocesan offices in leadership formation, professional development, faith formation, assessment, curriculum and advocacy. The CCO reports to the president/CEO and is part of the senior leadership team.

Dr. Vogel’s decades of work span the field of education. She is a third-generation educator with teaching experience covering PreK-8, undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students. Leadership roles include principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in Catholic dioceses as well as professor, director of graduate studies and associate dean in colleges of education.

Her most recent work was as vice president of academic and government affairs for Renaissance where her focus was on problem-solving based on data analysis and research. Dr. Vogel understands the intricacies of advocating for strategic partnerships between Catholic schools and the local and national coalitions advancing educational choice.

Dr. Vogel received her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, and her M.Ed. in educational leadership and policy studies and Ph.D. in educational psychology from Arizona State University.

Dr. Vogel lives in Harpswell, ME, with her husband Peter and is mom to Riley, Sawyer, and Sophia.


In service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, NCEA strengthens Catholic school communities by convening all stakeholders and providing professional development, data, advocacy and resources to support faith and intellectual formation.