A professional development program for senior Towson faculty and staff that fosters
personal development, interdisciplinary collaborations and a strong connection to
the campus community.
Established in 1996, the President's Leadership Institute offers intensive, year-long
leadership programs for faculty, department chairs and administrative staff.
Interdisciplinary faculty and staff interaction, leadership concepts and experiences,
and interaction with leaders on and off campus.
Each class begins and ends its program with off-campus retreats and participates in
one full-day session each month throughout the academic year.
Leadership Institute members commit their time, energy, ideas and enthusiasm to the
program and come away with leadership skills, expanded university contacts and friends
that last a lifetime.
Faculty and staff members are selected to participate in the program each year through
their respected Deans or Vice Presidents.
Faculty classes are comprised of between 20-25 members and run from October until
Staff classes are comprised of between 20-25 members and run from October until June.
Teamwork and bonding take place during the challenging case studies and discussions.
But it isn't all work! Current members join with program alumni for networking lunches,
athletic games and volunteer projects. The President's Leadership Institute enables
faculty and staff to forge a strong connection to Towson University, their co-workers,
and all the communities we serve as an institution.
Membership in the President's Leadership LinkedIn group is open to all institute alumni-
faculty, staff, and student mentors.
The President's Leadership Institute has the Transfer Mentor Program that connects Towson University students with staff mentors during the academic year.
The goals are of the program are:
Enhance connections to campus
Facilitate a supportive and professional network
Improve leadership skills
Service Celebration- Staff Class of 2013
The mission of developing Service Celebration was to increase employee morale and
pride in Towson, expand Towson's impact beyond the campus and into the community,
and help other communities and organizations thrive and succeed.
The policy development to allow employees time throughout the year to go and volunteer
to help the greater good. Examples of volunteer hours include soup kitchen, animal
Tiger Trails is a series of walking and running trails located throughout the Towson
University campus that promotes fitness and pride among staff, faculty, students,
alumni, and community groups. Most trails begin near Burdick Hall.
TU Quotables- Staff Class of 2015
The staff class of 2015 developed a database of quotes to use for marketing material
throughout the university.
The purpose of this fund is to provide immediate financial assistance to students
that are deemed to have food insecurities at Towson University.
Food insecurity is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture as a state
in which "consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other
resources at times during the year". In an effort to keep anonymity of students in
need, financial assistance will be placed on a student's OneCard so they are able
to immediately purchase a meal at one of TU's dining halls.
Current Faculty and Staff Class
Full Professor-Faculty Class of 2017
Sociology, Antrhopology, and Criminal Justice
Computer and Information Sciences
Catherine Horta- Hayden
Early Childhood Education
Education Technology and Literacy
Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Deaf Studies