President’s Message

President Chillo in the TMU chapel

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I lead Thomas More University as its 15th president. As a product of a Catholic education and a first-generation college student, I hold a deep commitment to student success at the core of our work at this university.

I believe that Thomas More provides students with an exceptional and powerful educational experience. We prepare students for not only their first job but their lives and careers. They learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth. The very essence of a high-quality liberal arts education. Most importantly, they have the chance to begin to become the person they were created to be. This is the power of the liberal arts in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Thomas More.

Our students come here looking for more. And that’s exactly what we offer. With a commitment to inclusivity, academic excellence, and elevation of student activities and athletic programs, the transformative power of a Thomas More education is exciting and relevant as we envision our future. Our graduates are prepared and ready to engage in their chosen professions, graduate school, and life.

Our momentum is strong and we are creating an exciting vision for our future. Looking ahead, we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2021 – that’s 100 years of the institution providing a values-based education rooted in the Catholic faith. These milestones give us great excitement to recognize our past, but more importantly, it gives us an opportunity to forge our future and destiny as a great Catholic university. Our students are at the center of this success.

As you explore Thomas More, I hope you will choose to connect with a member of our Admissions team, schedule a campus visit, delve into our countless academic offerings, and read some of the compelling stories about our students, alumni, faculty, and staff on our online Moreover.

I look forward to seeing you on campus!

May God bless you and may God bless Thomas More University.

Dr. Joseph L. Chillo


Vision Statement

As Thomas More University fulfills its stated mission, we envision our school clearly known for its commitment to academic excellence in the liberal arts and in career preparation. To achieve our mission, we resolve to maintain a student/faculty ratio that permits small classes, individual attention, and close faculty relationships.

As a necessary foundation, we will develop an endowment sufficient to support high quality academic and extracurricular programs while we minimize tuition increases.

In response to the spirit of our University community, we will provide an atmosphere of openness, honesty, trust, and respect that is ever apparent to ourselves and to visitors alike.

Ultimately, we at Thomas More University have committed ourselves to the integrity, concern for justice, and service to others for which our Spiritual Patron and namesake – Saint Thomas More – is so justly renowned.