The Reverend Dr. Maher Spurgeon, the United Board’s regional consultant for South Asia programs, has been awarded a Distinguished Fellowship by the Colleges & Universities of the Anglican Communion. The honorary Distinguished Fellowship of CUAC is awarded to an individual who models exceptional service within the life of Anglican colleges and universities.
In his letter announcing the honor, CUAC Board Chair Dr. Robert Derrenbacker wrote, “You have been a pillar of the board over eight active years as a member and subsequently as a chaplain; you have traveled tirelessly animating Indian Chapter relations and life, usually at your own expense; and you have served as a chaplain to chaplains in India and beyond, all of which has strengthened Anglican education for the students of our institutions as you have in your ministry at Madras Christian College.”
Maher Spurgeon joined the United Board as a regional consultant in 2015, where he develops and implements programs that advance whole person education in South Asia. He has been both a chaplain and a faculty member at Madras Christian College, teaching courses in religion and philosophy. He is an ordained priest in the order of Church of South India (Episcopal Church).
CUAC is a worldwide network that comprises over 100 institutions of higher education on six continents that were founded by and retain ties to a branch of the Anglican Communion. CUAC is committed to promoting cross-cultural contacts and educational programs.