ATLANTA – (August 24, 2021) – By unanimous approval, Thomas More University has been offered provisional membership into the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, as part of a transition to Division II. To support its GMAC membership application, as well as assist with the DII Feasibility Study, Strategic Plan and DII Application, Thomas More retained Collegiate Consulting in June 2021.
Acceptance by the GMAC is the first step in the process of applying for membership in NCAA Division II. Over the next six months, Collegiate Consulting will assist Thomas More to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study and assist with the NCAA application, which will be submitted to the NCAA no later than Feb. 1, 2022.
Highlighting TMU’s “Lighting the Way” platform, President Joseph Chillo said, “As a key initiative in the University’s strategic plan, we have spent the better part of the past year assessing this opportunity as we want to ensure that our student-athletes have the very best experience while we enhance the regional position of the University.”
Collegiate Consulting is currently assisting five institutions as they consider a reclassification to NCAA Division II. If accepted, Thomas More University would become a provisional member of NCAA DII and GMAC for the 2022-23 academic year; and become a full member, beginning in the 2025-26 academic year.
About Thomas More University
Thomas More University is a small liberal arts university with a big reputation. Thomas More is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best regional universities in the South and ranks highest among other private and public colleges and universities for long-term gain in Kentucky. Founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College, the University now serves more than 2,000 students from across the country and around the world on its beautiful Crestview Hills, Kentucky, campus, located just minutes from downtown Cincinnati.
About Collegiate Consulting
Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based intercollegiate consulting firm founded in 2005, is based in Atlanta. In the past decade, Collegiate Consulting has completed more than 35 DII Feasibility Studies and the 17 institutions that moved forward with reclassification have/were advanced to join DII.