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Loeschke taking leave of absence

21 August 2014 By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief No Comments
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Matthew Hazlett/ The Towerlight

University president Maravene Loeschke announced via email today that she is taking a leave of absence from her position until December.

“Due to health and personal challenges, I regret to inform you that I am taking a leave of absence from my position as president of the university, effective today through December,” Loeschke said in the email.

“I think it’s safe to say that this is a difficult and thoughtful transition for President Loeschke,” Director of Communications and Media Relations Ray Feldmann said in a phone interview with The Towerlight

Last semester, Loeschke announced that she had undergone treatment for cancer.

Provost Timothy Chandler will take over as the acting president until Loeschke returns, and Vice Provost Maggie Reitz will take over the role of provost for the fall semester.

“I am confident that under Tim’s leadership, our community will continue its forward momentum. During this period, I ask that you give Tim your support and cooperation as he continues to move Towson University forward.  Go Tigers!” the email reads.

Feldmann added that the administration team is working together to make this as smooth a process as possible.

“I think it’s Timothy Chandler’s goal that students and staff don’t see much of a change in the day-to-day of the University,” he said.

The Towerlight will update this story as more information becomes available.


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