Academic Innovation

Academic Center – Home of the College of Business $14M

Setting the Stage for Academic Excellence and Innovation

“What we really want is for students to be nimble and capable of adapting to a rapidly evolving and increasingly technological world.” Molly E. Smith, Ph.D. Provost, Thomas More University

The new Academic Center will become the flagship facility on our campus.



+ expanded curriculum & new programs

+ increased collaboration between science and business programs

+ more simulation-based learning

= increased outreach to the local business community and students better equipped to serve as highly adaptable ethical leaders

Now is the time to make this a reality.


“What we really want is for students to be nimble and capable of adapting to a rapidly evolving and increasingly technological world.” Molly E. Smith, Ph.D., Provost, Thomas More University

The new Academic Center will house several key programs and initiatives.

College of Business

The College of Business is one of Thomas More University’s fastest growing schools — serving more than 30% of the student population. This is driving our need to construct a new facility to best serve our students. We offer programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of accounting, business and business administration, sports and entertainment marketing, and information systems that not only educate our students but also provide an ethical foundation that will inspire them to become the future business leaders of Northern Kentucky.


Leadership, Entrepreneurship, & Innovation

The Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, & Innovation will provide an incubator space for students, faculty, and staff to explore and test ideas before advancing them as initiatives within the University or in their communities. Staff and faculty in the Center will encourage innovation and entrepreneurship and assist students and members to advance new business ideas from concept to implementation.


Institute for Religious Liberty

Established in 2015, the Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III '67 Institute for Religious Liberty (IRL) is a multidisciplinary entity that is centered on the premise that religious liberty is an unalienable right granted to us by God and protected in the First Amendment to the Constitution. By bringing together leaders in the fields of religion, academia, government, law, and business, the IRL provides a forum for the exchange of ideas in a setting devoted to discourse rather than opposition.


Guided by Faith

The Center for Faith, Mission & Catholic Education will coordinate, promote, and sustain the distinctive Catholic diocesan mission of Thomas More University. The Center will serve as a place of intellectual exploration where students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather for discussion, debate, and reflection.

The new Center will help train, develop, and inspire the next generation of Northern Kentucky’s entrepreneurs and leaders.

Now, more than ever, the elevation of public discourse is critical for the advancement of our nation. The IRL acts as a conduit for academic discourse, providing a venue for civil dialogue and thoughtful scholarship on key issues.

“We didn’t come here to be trained, we came here to be educated. I want to give other people that same opportunity.”
Will Ziegler ’53, J.D. Honorary Chair, Second Century Campaign

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