Thomas F.X. Noble, chair of the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected vice president of the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) in 2011 and will become its president in 2012. Noble is a professor of history and former director of the Medieval Institute in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. He has been a member of the ACHA for 35 years and is a past member of its executive council. “I was surprised and delighted to be elected president of the American Catholic Historical Association, not least because I am the sixth historian from Notre Dame to be accorded this honor,” Noble says.