Miami Lakes Chamber welcomes STU president David Armstong

Thursday, October 4, 2018 0 Comments

Miami Lakes Chamber welcomes STU president David Armstong


St. Thomas University president David A. Armstrong, J.D. is the guest speaker for the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce membership meeting and luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, at Shula’s Hotel on Main Street.

In August, Armstrong become the college’s 10th president, leaving Thomas More College in Kentucky to join the Bobcats.

He was president of the liberal arts school belonging to the Diocese of Covington for five years.

The Cleveland, Ohio native earned his 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 has been recognized throughout his professional career as the recipient of numerous awards including “Carpe Diem Award” (highest distinction awarded to graduating senior), Mercyhurst University (1986); Rhodes Scholar Candidate; GTE Academic All-American; Member; Football Hall of Fame, Mercyhurst University (1991); Charter Member Athletic Hall of Fame, Mercyhurst University (1996); Member, Alumni Hall of Fame, St. Peter Chanel (OH) High School (2009); and Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Service in a Chosen Field, Mercyhurst University (2015). 

Armstrong, a nationally-recognized speaker on future trends of higher education law and Title IX issues, has dedicated his career to making sure small, faith-based colleges not only survive but thrive in the new landscape of higher education. His commitment to the transformative power of a vibrant higher education has driven the colleges he’s worked in to experience remarkable growth in enrollment, corporate partnerships and collegiate program agreements with other institutions through new academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.

Armstrong strives to advance the mission and work of St. Thomas University with a collaborative, innovative spirit which will yield exciting new ventures and help expand the college's regional and national footprint.

Armstrong is married to Leslie R. Hafenmaier Armstrong with two children, David Balthazar and Johanna Marie.

Networking starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12 noon. 

Reservations are requested by Friday, October 5. For resevations or more information on this or any other Miami Lakes Chamber event, contact Marta Diaz at 305-556-2212 or email

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