Timothy Chandler named provost of Towson University
Kent State University administrator brings 30 years of leadership experience to position
TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 21, 2012)—Towson University President Maravene Loeschke has named Dr. Timothy Chandler the university’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective January 14, 2013.
“Dr. Chandler was selected after a national search,” says President Loeschke. “He brings 30 years of experience as a leader, scholar and administrator in higher education. He was enthusiastically received by our campus and I look forward to working with him to bring Towson to its next level of excellence.”
Dr. Chandler’s previous positions include senior associate provost, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and dean of the College of Fine and Professional Arts at Kent State University.
Past achievements include a college diversity plan and a five percent increase in faculty diversity, decentralized and enhanced student advising, and the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities for arts students in the community.
Dr. Chandler is a sport historian and holds a doctorate from Stanford University. He has been a professor in the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport at Kent State University since 2001. Prior to that, he taught at Syracuse University and was a visiting lecturer in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Leisure at De Montfort University in Bedford, UK.
He has co-authored numerous books, publications and articles. He currently serves on the editorial board of Sports History Review and International Sports Studies.
Dr. Chandler will replace former Provost Marcia Welsh, who recently became president of East Stroudsburg University.