Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.,
has announced that David A. Armstrong will become the college's 14th president.
The Thomas More College Board of Trustees elected him. The
Bishop of the Diocese of Covington and Chancellor of Thomas More College The
Most Reverend Roger J. Foys approved the selection. Armstrong replaces Sister
Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P., who will retire as president effective June 30,
2013. He will take the helm July 1, 2013.
is currently the vice president and general counsel of Notre Dame College in
South Euclid, Ohio, where he was instrumental in increasing enrollment and
retention, securing the largest gift ($2.1 million) in college history and
developing new academic programs and initiatives, along with leading a
re-branding campaign in 2010.
"I am very pleased that David Armstrong has
accepted our offer to take up the presidency of Thomas More College," said Bishop Foys. "I was
very impressed with him during my interview and I have every confidence that he
will build on the solid foundation of those who have gone before him,
especially that of our most recent president, Sister Margaret Stallmeyer.
As bishop of Covington and chancellor of our diocesan Thomas More
College, I look forward to working very closely with Mr. Armstrong."
Armstrong has already met with students, faculty and staff prior
to his selection. He was one of four finalists who visited campus in
April. He said that it is a privilege to be selected and he looks forward to
the opportunity to serve as president of Thomas More College.
and I could not be more excited to come to this beautiful area and serve such a
wonderful Catholic college that has instilled students with a value-based,
liberal arts education since 1921," Armstrong said.
Armstrong holds a Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of
Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Accounting from Mercyhurst
University in Erie, Pa. He
said his wife, Leslie, and their two children, David and Johanna, are excited
about moving to the Northern Kentucky area.