Kim Schatzel

My first full academic year at Towson University was one of our busiest years on record. From strong enrollment growth to extraordinary progress on the Presidential Priorities, we experienced an inspiring several months.

We began building a culture of philanthropy that will lay the foundation for Towson University’s largest capital campaign. We have also completed the research phase of a multi-year identity audit that will help tell Towson University’s contemporary story and why, TU truly does matter to Maryland.

As the largest university in Greater Baltimore, Towson University is the anchor that has spurred the region’s economic and intellectual vitality for more than 150 years. Our place-making strategy in uptown Towson will help us attract and retain the best and brightest faculty, staff and students as well as create a post-college town for our graduates. That’s why in April we announced the conversion of the TU Marriott hotel to student housing to strengthen this connection and support enrollment growth.

“We began building a culture of philanthropy that will lay the foundation for Towson University’s largest capital campaign.”

For the first time, we earmarked eight annual events as a “Celebration of Excellence.” These distinct occasions highlighted TU’s excellence and recognized our talented faculty, dedicated staff, outstanding students and prestigious alumni. One example is the six TU faculty members, more than any other University System of Maryland institution, who received 2017 USM Board of Regents’ Faculty Awards for excellence.

In the pages ahead, you will get a closer look at our innovative faculty, prominent alumni and successful student-athletes. The men’s lacrosse team and women’s track and field team won CAA championships. And off the field, we have an outstanding African-American student-athlete graduation rate and our student-athletes led the nation in community service among men’s Division I programs. There is much to be proud of at Towson University and there are great things ahead!

—Kim Schatzel, president