I am pleased to report that the search process to select Towson University's next President is proceeding well and in a timely manner. This opportunity has attracted a strong level of interest, and the search committee will begin interviews soon with a select group of highly qualified candidates. We are confident we will have a successful outcome.
David W. Kinkopf, USM Regent
Chair, Towson University President Search and Screening Committee
A Message from Chancellor William E. Kirwanto the TU Community
April 15, 2015
William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), today announced the appointment of the search and screening committee for the president of Towson University (TU), one of USM's 12 institutions.
Timothy J. L. Chandler has served as TU's interim president since December 2014, following President Maravene Loeschke's announcement of her retirement from the position due to health reasons. From August to December 2014, Chandler served as acting president during Loeschke's leave of absence.
Chairing the search and screening committee is Dave Kinkopf, a member of the USM Board of Regents and a partner with the Baltimore law firm of Gallagher Evelius & Jones, LLP. The other members of the committee are:
Myrna Cardin, chair of TU Board of Visitors
Don Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee
LaVern Chapman, program specialist, TU Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Janese Daniels, associate professor and graduate director, TU College of Education
Matt Durington, associate professor and director, TU International Studies Program
Karen Eskow, professor and chairperson, TU Department of Family Studies and Community Development
Tim Leonard, TU director of athletics
Tom Maronick, professor, TU Department of Marketing
Robyn Quick, professor and chairperson, TU Department of Theatre Arts
Kelly Rogan, TU Graduate Student Association
David Vanko, dean, TU Fisher College of Science & Mathematics
Alex Vigo-Valentin, associate professor, TU Department of Kinesiology
Brandon Wharton, TU Student Government Association
Leonard Raley, president and chief executive officer of the University System of Maryland Foundation and USM's vice chancellor for advancement, will serve as the chancellor's liaison to the committee. Raley also is a TU alumnus. Jennifer Stano, TU employment, classification, and compensation manager, will staff the committee. Katie Ryan, senior adviser to the chancellor, will assist the committee in managing the search process.
Chancellor Kirwan anticipates that the search and screening process will be completed within six months. The committee's work will conclude with its recommendation of finalists for consideration by the chancellor and the Board of Regents. The board makes the final selection.
Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public institutions for its degree programs in fields that include health professions, science and mathematics, fine arts and communications, business and economics, education, and liberal arts. Student enrollment totals more than 22,000.