Leading The Way
A Message From President Kim Schatzel
Welcome to Towson University! We are so pleased to have you as our guest at our beautiful 329-acre campus in the heart of Greater Baltimore.
Founded in 1866, Towson University is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences and applied professional fields.
With more than 22,700 students, Towson University is the largest university in Greater Baltimore and Maryland’s fastest-growing university. Our diverse and talented student body makes for a vibrant campus life, with programs, activities and events enabling students to get involved and engaged in academic research and the Greater Baltimore community.
What sets Towson University apart is our commitment to creating life-changing opportunities. Our world-class faculty give students access to transformational experiences, and challenge them to engage, explore, persist and succeed.
Enjoy your visit, and take time to talk to students and faculty you meet while you’re here. You’ll see for yourself why there has never been a better time to be a Towson Tiger!
Kim Schatzel, Ph.D., President
About President Schatzel
Kim Schatzel, Ph.D. began leading Towson University as its 14th president on January 26, 2016. Her eight presidential priorities strategically build on TU’s momentum as Maryland’s fastest growing university, as well as the largest university—public or private —in Greater Baltimore.
During her tenure, TU has strengthened its commitment as an anchor institution for Greater Baltimore, established the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity and hired the university’s inaugural vice president to lead its advancement. Towson University has also embarked on a comprehensive communications strategy to retell the contemporary story of the university and its significant positive impact on Baltimore, Maryland, and the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
– KIM SCHATZEL, President