Search begins for new Towson president

The search is on to find Towson University’s new president.

William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, has appointed a search committee to find a new president following the retirement of former President Maravene Loeschke for health reasons in December, the system announced Wednesday.

Timothy J.L. Chandler has served as the university’s interim president since Loeschke retired, and he acted as president during Loeschke’s leave of absence from August until December.

The committee will be chaired by Dave Kinkopf, a member of the board of regents and partner at the Baltimore-based law firm Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP.  Other committee members include members of the university’s faculty and student body as well as Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry.

The search is expected to wrap up within six months. The committee will make a recommendation of finalists to the Board of Regents, who will then make the final choice.