Notre Dame College Vice President and General Counsel David A. Armstrong, J.D., has been named the 14th president of Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.
As vice president in charge of development, enrollment and marketing at Notre Dame, Armstrong recently helped the College secure the largest gift - $2.1 million - in its 90-year history.
"Working with other members of the Notre Dame community, Armstrong played a key role in the College's growth during the past decade," said Notre Dame President Andrew Roth. With 2,250 students, the College has grown significantly since 2003. Students come from 20 different states and a dozen different countries, and one-fourth are minority students, also making Notre Dame one of the most diverse colleges in Ohio.
In his role as general counsel at the College, Armstrong has become a nationally recognized expert in Title IX and Clery Act issues. For the third consecutive year, he recently spoke at Stetson University’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education, widely regarded as the nation’s premier and most influential conference on higher education law in America.
“I wish Dave nothing but the best in his new adventure and thank him for all that he has done for me and for Notre Dame College,” said Notre Dame President Dr. Andrew P. Roth.
Before joining Notre Dame, Armstrong worked at Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio; Thiel College in Greenville, Pa.; and Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. He also has experience in the prosecutor’s office in the City of Lakewood, Ohio.
In addition to the American, Ohio and Cleveland Metropolitan bar associations, Armstrong is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Independent College Advancement Associates and the National and Ohio association for college admission counseling. He also is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary’s Seminary in Cleveland.
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 and his wife, Leslie, have two children, David and Johanna.
Founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College, Thomas More College, located near Cincinnati, is a liberal arts institution, serving approximately 1,900 full- and part-time students.