St. Thomas University names David Armstrong as new president

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 0 Comments

St. Thomas University names David Armstrong as new president


David A. Armstrong was named the next president for St. Thomas University, the college’s Board of Trustees announced.

Armstrong will replace outgoing President Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale, who’s retiring. Armstrong will officially take over the duties on August 1.

Armstrong comes to STU from Thomas More College (TMC), a Catholic liberal arts college of the Diocese of Covington in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, where he has been president since 2013 after a decade in various leadership roles at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. He has dedicated his career to making sure small, faith-based colleges not only survive but thrive in the new landscape of higher education. 

“I cannot think of anyone more qualified, experienced and committed than David Armstrong,” said John Dooner, chairman of STU’s Board of Trustees. “He will take Monsignor Casale’s legacy to the next level.”

Casale reiterated Dooner’s sentiments about Armstrong saying, “I am confident that he will be an outstanding president at St. Thomas University.”

Armstrong said it is an honor and a privilege to be STU’s next president, and looks forward to taking the helm of what is to become the leading Catholic university in the Southeast. “I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead this university to the next level of success and excellence,” Armstrong said.

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 and Accounting from Mercyhurst University. He and his wife, Leslie, have two children, David, a sophomore at TMC, and Johanna, a high school senior.


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