CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2023) — Cincinnati Magazine includes Thomas More University President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D., as one of the region’s 300 most powerful business leaders for a fourth consecutive year in its annual compilation entitled Cincinnati 300. Cincinnati 300’s fourth edition recognizes leaders from across the business community who are the most influential, most powerful, and most impactful as they guide the region’s public, private, and nonprofit companies, as well as professional service organizations.
This special publication by Cincinnati Magazine recognizes Chillo’s accomplishments with the Second Century Campaign: It’s time for More, the largest capital campaign in Thomas More’s history. The campaign was launched three months into the COVID pandemic, and has since seen unprecedented success, surpassing its initial $30 million goal three years ahead of schedule. The magazine also recognizes Thomas More’s transition to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). The University announced its approval to move forward to year two of NCAA DII provisional membership in July 2023. This move transitions the Saints from the Mid-South Conference (MSC) in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), where they have competed for the past four academic years.
“I have learned that good leadership matters to the success of the organization, but servant leadership matters more,” Chillo is quoted in the piece. “Being mission-driven and understanding the challenges your organization faces today and those it will face tomorrow requires you to develop a strategy that’s agile and results focused.”
In addition to President Chillo, several Thomas More alumni are honored to be included on the list. Graduates of the University include Toby Coston ’11, general manager of Heidelberg Distributing Co., D. Lynn Meyers ’77, producing artistic director at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Garren Colvin ’86, president and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Moira Weir ’00, president and CEO of United Way of Cincinnati, and Sarah Tomes ’99, CEO of LPK.
For more information about Thomas More University, visit www.thomasmore.edu.
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, 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 thomasmore.edu.
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