Thomas More College Names Interim President

Jun 8, 2018

Thomas More College is naming Kathleen Jagger as acting president. She takes over for David Armstrong who is leaving to take the helm at a school in Florida.

Jagger takes over July 16.

According to the college, she is currently the vice president for academic affairs. She'll serve as acting president while the school searches from a permanent replacement.

"The Board of Trustees has complete confidence in Dr. Jagger to carry on the current positive trajectory of Thomas More College especially since she has played an integral role in the current success of the institution," states Marc J. Neltner, Board Chair in a release.

Jagger holds a bachelor's degree in zoology from DePauw University, a Ph.D. in microbiology from University of Cincinnati, and an MPH in international health from Harvard University. She began her academic career as a faculty member at Wright State University Medical School.

As WVXU previously reported, Armstrong takes over at St. Thomas University August 1.

He came to Thomas More in 2013 where he's credited with increasing enrollment and partnerships with the business community.

The school announced Jagger's appointment in two tweets, writing:

"Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Jagger who becomes acting President at TMC effective July 16, 2018. Dr. Jagger steps in for President David A. Armstrong, J.D., who accepted the position of President at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL.

She is current Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College and will serve as acting president while a national search for a new president is conducted."