Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thomas More College Considers Changes

Kate Murphy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky has started a planning process involving a review of organizational structure and a possible name change.  Murphy's article, "Thomas More seeking university status," was posted November 16, 2016.

Thomas More College was founded as Villa Madonna College in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters of Covington, KY to train Catholic school teachers and to provide college education for young women.  The Diocese of Covington assumed sponsorship of the institution in 1929.  Villa Madonna became co-ed after 1945 with the closing of St. Thomas More College, an affiliated college for men.  The institution moved to Crestview Hills, KY in 1968 and the name changed to Thomas More College.

The Northern Kentucky Tribune offered an interesting historical article focusing on early educational activities of Catholic religious orders in January 2016, "Our Rich History: St. Walburg Academy began,became Villa Madonna College . . . and more."