I am beginning my third year as President of Thomas More College and am invigorated by our mission and new Strategic Plan to Value More, Engage More and Thrive More. We are celebrating our ranking as the #1 college for return on investment in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by a 2015 PayScale report. The report solidifies decades of work by our students, alumni, faculty and administration and promises a bright future for anyone who becomes a Saint.
The start of the 2015-2016 school year marked one of the largest classes of incoming students in the College's history, as well as the greatest number of students living in residence halls. Students are taking advantage of the new academic majors in Athletic Training, Laws, and the Marine Biology track. Students are signing up for the women's lacrosse and bowling teams. Our new co-curricular progras are thriving. In their second year on campus, the Marching Saints have already more than doubled their size. Each student has the books they need for class due to an innovative textbook initiative. I invite you to learn more about these new initiatives that are shaping the future of Thomas More College. We will utilize co-curricular and extra-curricular programs to enhance the educational experience of our students. We want students who are passionate about their education and their out-of-classroom endeavors.
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.
As one of 10 Diocesan colleges in the country, we are proud of our academic tradition and the mark that our alumni are leaving on the world. We have much to offer, from the nationally recognized STEM-focused Biology Field Station on the Ohio River, to the Blue Ash satellite campus in northern Cincinnati, and the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel which is the centerpiece of our campus in Crestview Hills, Ky.
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!"
God Bless and Go Saints!
David A. Armstrong, J.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas More College