A 2002 Gordon College graduate, Shapri D. LoMaglio serves as the Vice President for Government & External Relations at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in Washington, D.C. Shapri leads the CCCU’s response to legislative, legal and regulatory matters on behalf of its 180 institutions of Christ-centered higher education. She advocates on their behalf in Washington, D.C., and equips and encourages member institutions in their own advocacy efforts. She also heads its external relations team, which serves to make the case for Christian higher education by promoting its valuable contribution to society at-large and the important role it plays within the academy.
LoMaglio writes and speaks on issues of religious liberty, higher education, and the interplay between faith and culture. At Gordon she majored in Psychology. She later earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.). She is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. Prior to the CCCU, she served as a Legal Fellow in the United States Senate for Arizona Senator Jon Kyl.
Shapri has served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance and as a trustee for the Center for Public Justice. She currently serves as a Deaconess at Grace Meridian Hill Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Shapri co-owns a home in Washington, DC with friends from church. This unique housing arrangement has proved to be a model for how people can live in Christian community as the family of God.