CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (May 31, 2023) — Thomas More University announces that Jerome (Jay) Langguth, Ph.D., who currently serves as interim vice president for academic affairs, takes on the expanded role of vice president and chief academic officer beginning June 1, 2023. Langguth, who has been with the University since 2003, will now serve on the President’s Cabinet, as a member of various board committees, and as an officer of the University. He also continues to hold the rank of professor of philosophy, teaching as his schedule permits.

“As a long-standing member of our faculty and academic administration, I am confident that Jay will continue the mission-driven, thoughtful, and caring approach to his work,” says Thomas More University President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. “As vice president and chief academic officer, Jay is responsible for the advancement of our mission, academic programs, and being a strong advocate for our faculty.”

While serving as an interim vice president for the past year, Langguth worked closely with academic leadership and the deans of Thomas More’s three colleges: the St. Elizabeth College of Natural and Health Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the Robert W. Plaster College of Business. In this role he was instrumental in student retention initiatives, advancing the mission of the University through new academic programs, launching the Second Century Core curriculum, and other initiatives in support of the Strategic Plan: Lighting the Way.

“I am humbled and honored to be taking on this new role, and by the support of the Thomas More community throughout my years here,” says Langguth. “I look forward to working with President Chillo, the academic leadership team, and the faculty and staff of Thomas More, on the many exciting projects that we will embark on in the upcoming academic year and beyond.”

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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, build upon its excellent return on investment (ranked #1 among private universities/colleges in Kentucky by MSN Money in 2021 and ranked #2 for long term gain in Kentucky by a 2022 Georgetown University study) and share with this generation the transformative power of the Thomas More experience. To find out more, visit

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