Welcome back from Baltimore councilman
It is an honor to represent on the Baltimore County Council, the area that includes Towson University. Towson University is an essential part of our Baltimore County community. It is not only a resource for 21,000 students, but also a leading cultural center and an employment engine. I want to particularly welcome those students and faculty just joining Towson University.
It is hard to imagine Towson without Towson University. The 328-acre campus is part of a major transformation that is revitalizing the York Road corridor. Construction projects are underway on the eastern edge of the campus, and a new entrance has been finished on the northern fringe near Towsontown Boulevard.
In early August, we also celebrated the opening of the Towson City Center in Downtown Towson. This building, which sits at the roundabout where Joppa, York, and Dulaney Valley Roads merge, will house medical clinics, offices and the TU radio station. Symbolically, it is important because it knits Towson University into the downtown core.
I hope that students enjoy the restaurants and other businesses in Downtown Towson. I only ask that patrons in Downtown Towson, and those students who live in the neighborhoods, remember that they are part of a larger community with tens of thousands of other residents. We have made great progress improving relations between Towson University and its residential neighborhoods over the past few years.
I look forward to another great year as your new President, Dr. Maravene Loeschke, moves Towson University forward. Best wishes, and good luck!