Marian University promotes Adam Setmeyer to Vice President of Mission and Ministry

by Mark Apple | Dec 20, 2016

Iadam-setmeyerndianapolis –Marian University ( has promoted Adam Setmeyer to Vice President of Mission and Ministry. Setmeyer also retains the title of Director of Campus Ministry, a position he has held since 2013. Setmeyer had served as the interim Vice President of Mission and Ministry since January 2016.

In his new role, Setmeyer will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for the integration of Marian University’s Catholic and Franciscan identity, Campus Ministry, the enhancement of the spiritual environment on campus for all members of the university community, fostering faith development, strengthening community life, and the Missionary Disciples Institute.

“Adam has served admirably in an interim capacity over the past year, and is well deserving of this promotion,” Daniel J. Elsener, Marian University President, said. “He has helped ensure that Marian University remains a great Catholic university in a great American city, while fostering a culture of inclusivity for students, staff and faculty members of all faith traditions.”

Prior to his arrival at Marian University, Setmeyer served as Assistant Director of University Ministry at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.  He also has experience serving in various youth ministry positions throughout his 15-year career. Setmeyer earned an M.A. degree in Theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and holds a B.S. in Youth Ministry from Huntington University.


About Marian University Indianapolis
Marian University (, founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of nearly 3,000 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana’s 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide. Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 35 national championships in cycling, captured the NAIA Football National Championship in 2012 and 2015, and won the NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship in 2016.

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