The Baltimore Sun’s magazine has ranked Towson University President Maravene Loeschke as a Woman to Watch.
Calling the 50 women on the list “the most intriguing, powerful and memorable personalities making an impact on the Baltimore region,” the publication culled the group from the area’s businesses, nonprofits, law firms, governmental offices and arts community.
The feature on Loeschke briefly describes her long-time love affair with Towson, including her time as an undergrad and graduate student. She spent 33 years at Towson as an instructor, left to run two institutions in Pennsylvania and returned to become the university’s president in 2012. The Sun‘s piece also touches on her theatrical experience at Towson and across the Baltimore area.
“She wants to see the university be a place of opportunity for students, but also an engine for progress for the larger community,” university system Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan told Sun reporter Tricia Bishop.
And Loeschke isn’t the only Towson alumna who made the list. Others include Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods Language access coordinator and Hispanic affairs liaison Catalina Rodriguez ’06; actress and comedian Amy Schumer ’03; author/editor Jen Michalski ’99; Harford County Library Director Mary Hastler ’88; Baltimore District Court Judge and first lady of Maryland Catherine Curran O’Malley ’85; Legg Mason managing director Stephanie Beran ’81; former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon ’76; and Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera ’75.
Towson graduate student and Boston bombing victim Erika Brannock ’08 is also listed.