I’m Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, J.D. This is my fourth year as president of our beautiful college in Crestview Hills, Kentucky and I bring to it a heightened level of excitement about the future of TMC. The 2016-2017 school year is historic. We have the largest incoming class in school history and the most students living on campus for three years in a row. On a personal note, I’m so proud that my son David is among the throngs of our first-year students. The growth in our enrollment is the result of years of hard work and dedication by our students, alumni, faculty and administration. It promises a bright future for anyone who becomes a Saint.
Our success, however, goes beyond the numbers. There is so much to celebrate at Thomas More! We are celebrating our consecutive ranking as the #1 college for Return on Investment (ROI) in Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati by PayScale, Inc. We are celebrating Back-to-Back National Championships in Women’s Division III basketball. We are celebrating the addition of two new majors, Ethical Leadership and Management Information Systems and the addition of wrestling as an extra-curricular activity. Dance team and Rugby have been added as a new co-curricular activities. New academic majors and programs enhance the educational experience of our students and are shaping the future of Thomas More College. We want students who are passionate about their education as well as their out-of-classroom endeavors.
Thomas More College has much to offer, from the nationally recognized STEM-focused Biology Field Station on the Ohio River, to our marching band that has grown from 26 members two years ago, to now almost 100 strong, and to the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel which is the centerpiece of our campus in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Through all our change and growth we stay true to our mission statement, “Thomas More College is the Catholic Liberal Arts College of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we challenge students of all faiths to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others.” As one of 10 Diocesan colleges in the country, we are proud of our Catholic intellectual tradition and the mark that our alumni are leaving on the world.
The excitement is growing for Thomas More College’s Centennial celebration in 2021. As we plan to celebrate our first century, we are setting the course for the next 100 years with four major goals:
- To build a comprehensive capital campaign which will give the College a strong financial foundation for the next century.
- To partner with developers to make the area around the Thomas More campus a “destination of choice” for people of the region for education, health and fitness, worship, culture and living.
- To seek university status to expand our reputation in the region and globally.
- To ensure that Thomas More is a leader in developing innovation in the future delivery of higher education.
I believe you will love it here, as I do. You will receive a superior education taught by dedicated faculty who share your desire to receive a quality education in a values-based environment. For those considering Thomas More College, I invite you to join us at this special time in our history as we grow and expand on the traditions that have made us a top-tier regional college. For our current students, I hope you are ready for the excitement exploring new initiatives and opportunities that will broaden your educational opportunities. We will continually strive to provide an affordable, quality education as we prepare our students to become the leaders of tomorrow. We continue to affirm that a Catholic education grounded in the liberal arts (which fosters critical thinking skills, communication skills and ethical decision making) is the best preparation for life and career.
I am the product of an institution just like Thomas More College and because of that transformative experience; I have dedicated my career to promoting and advancing small Catholic liberal arts colleges that educate "For Your Whole Life!"TMC is the place to be!
God Bless and Go Saints!
David A. Armstrong, J.D.
Thomas More College