Thomas More and Gateway Signing


Expanding dual enrollment opportunities to better serve students and the tristate region

Edgewood, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2021) Earning a bachelor’s degree from a private four-year university in Northern Kentucky is now easier for many local students thanks to an expansion of a dual enrollment partnership between Gateway Community & Technical College and Thomas More University. This expanded program enables students to seamlessly transition from Gateway to Thomas More.

Gateway President Fernando Figueroa, Ph.D., and Thomas More University President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D., officially signed the agreement on Monday, November 22, at Gateway’s Edgewood Campus.

 “We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Thomas More University. This improves student pathway opportunities and offers limitless possibilities,” says Figueroa. “We share the privilege of serving students and our community, and that is done best with a strong partnership.”

“Thomas More continues to enjoy its strong partnership with Gateway Community & Technical College. This expansion agreement will greatly benefit our students, institutions, and the greater Cincinnati region,” says Chillo. “Students can now come to our campus, or earn their accelerated degree online, while being emersed in our vibrant and intellectual community, experiencing the Catholic Liberal Arts, values-based education that we provide at Thomas More, prior to completing their associates degree at Gateway.”

This expansion allows students to be jointly enrolled at both institutions for the intended purpose of a seamless transfer and timely completion of their degrees. This also allows Gateway students to take Thomas More courses in their intended major prior to completing the associate degree.

The expanded agreement also establishes responsibilities for student recruitment, academic advising, and support to make the process of concurrent enrollment, as well as moving from one institution to the other, as seamless as possible.

Those interested in applying to the program can visit this site for more information:

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About Gateway Community & Technical College 

Gateway Community & Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Gateway may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Gateway is Northern Kentucky’s only public, two-year comprehensive community and technical college.

About Thomas More University 

For 100 years, Thomas More has created a university for the student who wants to Be More, Do More, Seek More, Win More, Achieve More, and Create More. Since its founding in 1921, Thomas More has provided a mission-driven, liberal arts education that is based in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Students learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth, which allows them to begin the journey to become the person they were created to be. Entering into the second century, it’s time for More. Serving more than 2,000 students, Thomas More aspires to be the premier Catholic university in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, to build upon the #1 ranking for long term gain in Kentucky (2019 Georgetown study) and share with this generation the transformative power of the Thomas More experience. To find out more, visit