Administration

Towson University is a member of the University System of Maryland, which comprises 12 institutions and two regional higher education centers. A Board of Regents appointed by the governor has oversight over the campuses and centers. The president and her designees are responsible for the day-to-day governance of the university. The University Senate and its committees develop university policies and procedures, with the senate also serving in an advisory capacity to the university president.

The university is organized into six administrative divisions, each with a vice president reporting to the president. The vice president for Inclusion and Institutional Equity and the director of Athletics also report to the president.

The provost is the chief academic officer and executive vice president of Academic Affairs. The provost is responsible for academic programs and services offered through the colleges. Each college comprises a number of departments under which the academic programs are offered. The Division of Academic Affairs also oversees the university library, several institutes and programs, and the institutional research and enrollment management administrative units. View the Executive Division Organizational Chart (PDF).

Executive Officers

President
Kim Schatzel

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Timothy Chandler

Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer
Joseph Oster

Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity
Vacant

Vice President for Innovation and Applied Research
Daraius Irani

Vice President for Student Affairs
Debra Moriarty

Interim Vice President for University Advancement
Michael Cather

Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
Josianne Pennington

Director of Athletics
Tim Leonard

Deans

The College of Business and Economics
Shohreh Kaynama

The College of Education
Laurie Mullen

The College of Fine Arts and Communication
Susan Picinich

The College of Health Professions
Lisa Plowfield

The College of Liberal Arts
Terry Cooney

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
David Vanko

The Office of Graduate Studies
Janet Delany

The Honors College
Terry Cooney (Rector)