President Schatzel among 'Top 100 Women' for second time

March 14, 2019

Towson University President Kim Schatzel has been recognized for the second time in three years by The Daily Record

TU President Kim Schatzel

Towson University President Kim Schatzel has been named to The Daily Records’s “Top 100 Women” list for the second time in three years.

President Schatzel and the other honorees will be recognized at an event in April.

“I’m tremendously honored by this recognition,” President Schatzel says. “I was humbled to be included in such a wonderful group of women in 2017, and I’m looking forward to getting to know this year’s group of dynamic leaders in our communities.”

To be included in such a wonderful group of dynamic women, who have achieved amazing things not only in their careers but also as leaders in the community and as mentors, is an incredible honor.”

The Top 100 Women list recognizes outstanding achievements via professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. Those listed were selected by a panel of leaders and past honorees.

“This year’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women are leading companies, charting new territory and inspiring the next generation. They are truly outstanding role models for all of us,” says Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They show compassion and commitment to help others and to shape their communities. The Daily Record is honored to recognize their many achievements.”

Dr. Schatzel began leading TU as its 14th president in January 2016.

Her eight presidential priorities strategically build on TU’s momentum as Maryland’s second largest and fastest growing university, as well as the largest university—public or private—in Greater Baltimore.

During her tenure, with more than 300 partnerships at work, TU has strengthened its commitment as an anchor institution for Greater Baltimore; established the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity and hired the university’s inaugural vice president to lead its advancement; and embarked on a comprehensive communications strategy to tell the contemporary story of Towson University and its significant positive impact on Baltimore, Maryland and the entire Mid-Atlantic Region.

President Schatzel is one of less than 2 percent of university presidents that have extensive business and private sector experience, spending more than 20 years as a corporate leader and serial entrepreneur in the technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. As part of her new venture experience, Schatzel founded and served as the president, chief operating officer, and later chief executive officer of a multinational advanced manufacturing firm with more than 1,500 employees on four continents.

Follow updates from President Schatzel via her communications page and on Twitter and Instagram at @KimSchatzel.