Celebrating women in leadership at TU

By Megan Bradshaw, Ray Feldmann and Kyle Hobstetter on March 28, 2018

Meet four of the women leading Towson University forward

Women led Towson University from teacher-training school to nationally recognized university, each providing a role model for those who followed.   

Sarah Richmond served as the first female principal of the State Normal School, which evolved into what is now TU. Richmond’s tenure (1909–17) was noted for many achievements, including the school’s relocation from Baltimore to suburban Towson. She led the way for more women principals and presidents: Lida Lee Tall (1920–38), Theresa Wiedefeld (1938–47), Maravene Loeschke (2012–14) and  Kim Schatzel (2016).

In honor of Women's History Month, we'd like to introduce you to four TU leaders: President Schatzel, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity Leah Cox, College of Business and Economics Dean Shohreh Kaynama, and Deputy Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator Tricia Turley-Brandenburg.

Each speaks candidly about her journey to her TU leadership role.