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Position Announcement

The Chancellor and the Regents of the University System of Maryland are seeking nominations and applications for the position of president of Towson University.

A member of the 12-campus University System of Maryland, Towson is among the largest institutions in the system, with over 22,000 students enrolled for the 2014 fall term. Towson is a comprehensive public university classified by the Carnegie Foundation as “Master’s Large” with the “community engagement” elective classification. Towson balances teaching and research in an academic environment supportive of a high-quality student experience, academic rigor, distinguished scholarship, and significant community engagement.

Located just eight miles north of Baltimore City and 45 miles from Washington, D.C., Towson University is situated within 120 miles of 7% of the U.S. population (about 20 million people). The institution is nationally recognized, as evidenced by its 2014 ranking by U.S. News & World Report as 11th in public regional universities in the North.

Towson University is in an exciting period of transition and growth, and has aspirations for planned growth and continued vitality as a major university while maintaining a student experience that feels more like a “small school.” Beginning May 2015 and in the following 13-months, Towson will celebrate its 150th anniversary and will deepen its connection to alumni, business partners, donors and legislators engaging them in new opportunities for the future.


The new president will be expected to sustain – and strategically build upon – the university’s momentum. The Board of Regents is seeking an experienced, forward-looking, and creative leader who will be presented with ample opportunities for professional and personal fulfillment, including:

  • Serving as the leader of a campus “on the move” which has made exciting gains in enrollment, programs, and reputation
  • Collaborating with an exceptional team of administrators, faculty, and staff in perfecting Towson’s delivery of the highest quality of academic programs
  • Interacting with students who are appreciative of Towson’s academic and co-curricular programs and eager to apply these resources to their own growth and development
  • Working closely with the region’s leaders – government, private sector, academic, media, and community – in conveying Towson’s commitment to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of its citizens
  • Work and reside in a vibrant metropolitan area that provides for the highest quality of life and a diversity of people, resources, and activities.

To Apply

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to John K. Thornburgh or Elizabeth K. Bohan at TowsonPresident@wittkieffer.com. Review of candidates will begin in mid-October 2015. All of the deliberations of the Search Committee and the Board are conducted with full confidentiality for candidates.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Towson University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Towson University’s policies, programs, and activities comply with federal and state laws and University System of Maryland regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity and/or expression or sexual orientation.







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