ADELPHI, Md: - University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan has appointed Tim Chandler acting president of Towson University, effective Thursday.
The appointment follows Towson President Maravene Loeschke’s announcement that she is taking a leave of absence through December 2014 due to health and personal challenges.
"The members of the USM Board of Regents and I respect President Loeschke’s need at this time to focus on the issues that she is facing,” said Kirwan. “She, of course, has our full support and best wishes for a speedy recovery and return to the presidency.”
Chandler has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson since January 2013.
“We are pleased that Vice President Chandler has accepted the appointment as acting president,” Kirwan also said. “During his tenure at Towson, he has proven to be an effective and committed academic leader. We are confident that he will help the university maintain its forward momentum over the next few months.”
Loeschke became the 13th president of Towson University on January 1, 2012.