“The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women recognizes women who not only have achieved success professionally, but also have made significant contributions to their communities through their volunteer and mentoring activities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher.
“We applaud the successes of Maravene Loeschke and acknowledge her as one of only a handful of women to make such a significant mark on her community and her profession.”
“I am deeply honored to be among this group of accomplished women,” said Loeschke in response to the award. “It is great to be back in Maryland serving Towson University and the state we all love.”
Loeschke is the university’s first alumna president since 1947. Originally from Baltimore, she graduated from then-Towson State College in 1969 and again in 1971. She became a theatre instructor in 1970 and spent three decades with Towson, rising through the ranks to become dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
In 2002, Loeschke accepted an appointment as provost of Wilkes University. Four years later, she became president of Mansfield University, where her top priority was the leadership development of students, faculty and staff.
Then, in the fall of 2011, after an eight-month search to replace former president Robert Caret, it was announced she would be the next president of Towson University. With an emphasis on growing leadership, Loeschke has made a significant impact on Towson University and the surrounding community since her return to Maryland.
She has a Master of Education degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre and English from Towson University and a doctorate from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, and is the author of three books, a monograph, and countless scholarly papers and articles.
Since 1996, The Daily Record has recognized high-achieving women who are making an impact in Maryland. This year’s winners will be honored at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on May 6.