Kim Schatzel

There are 94,000 new reasons to be proud of the opportunities Towson University offers to our students, state and region.

Earlier this year TU celebrated the opening of a bigger, better Burdick Hall.

It boasts 22,000 square feet of open space with a turfed functional training area that includes a sprint hill, fitness stairs, five group fitness studios and more than 100 pieces of state-of-the art cardio equipment inside a 94,000-square-foot addition. We also broke ground on our new Science Complex, which will be the largest academic building on campus when it opens along York Road in fall 2020.

But on campus and across the region, TU is constructing much more than buildings.

We’re building partnerships. Our historic partnership with the Maryland Army National Guard is the first of its kind in the state, and will create transformational opportunities for students and guard members through high-quality internships, cybersecurity training and professional development opportunities.

TU’s Cyber Corps program won a $3.9 million National Science Foundation grant.

We’re also building and expanding programs. TU’s Cyber Corps program won a $3.9 million National Science Foundation grant which is magnifying opportunities in our nationally recognized cybersecurity programs.

More than anything, we’re building opportunities. TU is delivering higher education that prepares our students for post-graduation success.

Our institutional focus on experiential learning means three out of four TU students complete an internship before they graduate—and are thus competitively advantaged entering their fields. Indeed, almost 90 percent of our graduates are successfully employed or in graduate school when we check in on them six months after graduation. With their success, our graduates demonstrate that it is truly great to be a Tiger.

There’s much to be proud of at Towson University, and there are even more great things ahead!

—Kim Schatzel, president