Mr. David A. Armstrong, J.D.
Office Location: Main Campus Administration Building - 1st Floor
David A. Armstrong, J.D., became the 14th president of Thomas More College on July 1, 2013. He came to the position after serving as vice president and general counsel of Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio for 10 years where he oversaw ten major divisions. His background in higher education administration at this institution as well as Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. and Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. includes a span of experience in development, student life and recruitment, higher education law and policy and athletics.
Armstrong was employed in or supervised every entity on a college campus and has had major successes in enrollment, program development and fundraising. In his past experience, he played a significant part in acquiring the largest gift at that time for two different institutions.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Armstrong holds a Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Accounting from Mercyhurst University.
Armstrong's lifelong passion for Catholic education stems from his own experience growing up in Catholic schools. As one of seven children, he attended parochial grade school and high school (St. Peter Chanel, where he is a member of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame), and was one of the four siblings who earned a Catholic college education. He shares a passion for athletics, having experienced the role as both a student athlete (Mercyhurst University, where he is a member of the Football Hall of Fame and a charter member of the Athletic Hall of Fame) and college football coach and athletic director (Thiel College).
Armstrong is a frequent speaker on higher education, specifically on future trends of higher education law and Title IX issues. He and his wife, Leslie, have two children, David and Johanna.
"I am thrilled to begin my tenure at Thomas More College. This is a great institution, highly regarded for providing a values-based liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. I look forward to sharing my experience, ability and enthusiasm to continue the traditions that have made Thomas More such a special place."
David A. Armstrong, J.D. first came to Thomas More College in 2013.