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CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2024) — Thomas More announces Hannah Keegan as the inaugural director of the Center for Faith, Mission, & Catholic Education (the Center). Keegan, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and a master’s degree in theological studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has served as an adjunct faculty member in the theology department for the past five years. 

Hannah Keegan

In his 2019 inaugural address, President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D., committed to lead with “an unyielding commitment to mission and a defining student experience that affirms the unique identity of the University and the significant position we occupy in the higher education landscape as a high-quality Catholic institution.” The Center is a key component of the University’s Strategic Plan: Lighting the Way, as well as Chillo’s vision to secure the University’s position as the regional leader in Catholic education. 

The mission of the Center is to cultivate an authentic Catholic culture throughout Thomas More University by serving as a catalyst for transformative faith experiences, intentional mission integration, and creative Catholic educational programs on campus and in the wider community. The Center encompasses existing programs, such as Campus Ministry and the Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III ’67 Institute for Religious Liberty, and will pioneer new initiatives devoted to further integrate mission into academic programs and provide a resource to Catholic schools and partners within the region. “The Center is a beautiful invitation for all of us at Thomas More to rekindle our desire to know how the encounter with Christ informs and enriches our educational task as a Catholic university,” explains Keegan. “I am grateful for the opportunity to begin this collaborative work and curious to see what can grow among us as we continue to pursue the love we have for the students and subjects we teach.”

“Hannah Keegan will be a tremendous leader for the Center,” says Kevin Reynolds, Ed.D., Senior Vice President for Mission and University Advancement. “As an educator, scholar, community leader, and passionate advocate for her Catholic faith, Hannah will bring the vision of the Center to life.”

Keegan will be part of the interfaith panel appearing Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at the Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III ’67 Institute for Religious Liberty. For more information on that event, CLICK HERE

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About Thomas More University

Founded in 1921, Thomas More University stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation, challenging students to Make It More. Deeply rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, this timeless foundation supports a transformative educational experience as students looking to Be More are guided in the pursuit of knowledge, ethical leadership, and the integration of faith and reason. Through the high-quality, liberal arts education provided at Thomas More, students examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others which leads to the ability to think critically and contribute meaningfully to the world. Serving more than 2,000 students, Thomas More takes its place as the premier Catholic university in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, being named one of the 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse and in the Top 25 of U.S. Catholic Universities and Colleges by the Catholic Herald. To find out more, visit

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