We advance Towson University’s role as an economic engine.
One of six administrative divisions at TU, the Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research is the business and public engagement team of Towson University. We open the doors of the university to find creative solutions to pressing problems, further community collaboration and development, increase learning opportunities, and generate economic development, in Maryland and across the region.
Leveraging the combined expertise of a 70+ person team, we strengthen Maryland's communities and address opportunities and challenges; create engagement and enrichment opportunities for individuals and organizations; and solve real problems facing our region alongside the business, nonprofit, and government sectors.
Under the leadership of President Kim Schatzel and Vice President Daraius Irani, the Division is positioned to lead the way by doing what we do, and have always done, exceptionally well—putting the knowledge and resources of Towson University to work for the communities it serves.
We discover, research, and build new skills to advance solutions and remain competitive.
We reach across networks and organizations to achieve maximum results.
We are efficient, tenacious experts who get stuff done.
We are purposeful, hardworking professionals who energize, engage, and inspire others.
Through partnerships, Towson University is making positive impacts and transforming lives throughout Greater Baltimore.BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore
With over 700 members, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TU offers adults 50+ academic, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities.Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Discover your leadership style and prepare yourself to take on more leadership roles.Professional Leadership Program for Women
The TU Center for GIS has developed two self-paced online courses for the MD Statewide GIS Training Program, empowering state employees with GIS technology.
Alumna and honored Maryland leader lends vision, philanthropic support to Institute furthering TU’s mission as anchor institution providing leadership for the public good.
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Based on independent research and a series of round tables, the Regional Economic Studies Institute developed four policy briefs that present potential solutions to regional disparities—food insecurity, public education, access to employment, and transit.