Pres. makes list of top women
University President Maravene Loeschke has been named to a list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. The list, compiled by The Daily Record, a Maryland-based business and legal newspaper, was released March 5.
“It means a good deal to me,” Loeschke said. “I was honored just to be nominated. I grew up in this area, and I consider myself a Baltimorean, so to be named to this list in the first year of me being back in the state is an honor for me.”
One of the women who Loeschke said she admires that also made the list is Anne Lin, the Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the Notre Dame of Maryland University.
“For one, it’s unusual for a woman to be a dean at a pharmacy college,” Loeschke said. “She started the program from nothing, and now it’s going to have its first graduating class.”
The Daily Record Publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner said in a press release that they developed the list by looking at women “who not only have achieved success professionally, but also have made significant contributions to their communities through their volunteer and mentoring activities.”
The list was released during March, National Women’s History month. Loeschke said that from her experience, she has seen women take more leadership positions in Maryland than any other state that she knows of.
“Not only have I been in Pennsylvania working, but I have colleagues in a lot of other states,” she said. “But from what I can gather, there are way more women in meetings on boards in leadership conferences there are a lot more of them in Maryland than there ever were in Pennsylvania. Maryland has been at the forefront of moving women up early on.”
During her tenure as president, Loeschke said she hopes that her leadership experiences reflect positively on the University and the students.
“I do a great deal of reading and I seek mentorship from people I trust,” she said. “I believe in receiving feedback and giving it. Mentorship is one of the key ways we support leadership anywhere. It’s important for anyone to be doing.”