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Dr. Kim Schatzel


schatzel-kimIn January, Dr. Kim Schatzel marked her fifth year as president of Towson University.

Before her academic career, Schatzel completed more than 20 years experience in the technology and advanced manufacturing sectors as a corporate leader and serial entrepreneur. She also founded and served as the president, chief operating officer and CEO for a multinational advanced manufacturing firm.

What’s been your biggest success?

I’m incredibly proud of Towson University’s recognition as a national university providing leadership for the public good. TU is the second-largest university in Maryland and the largest — public or private — in greater Baltimore. We are an anchor institution that supports Maryland’s economy and partners with 300 organizations to address issues of disparate outcomes in health and education and access to the arts. Our 800 faculty make a significant impact through world-class scholarly and creative work. I am so very proud of TU’s leadership role and its positive impact on our state’s prosperity.

What do you do to unplug in your free time?

I love to enjoy our campus and our community. It has been a bit different this past year but I look forward to cheering on TU’s student-athletes in competition, being amazed by the artistry and talents of our dance, music and theatre students, and of course walking campus with my husband, Trevor, and our two Westies and getting the chance to chat with our students, faculty and staff. I love spending my free time out and about enjoying our beautiful campus and folks that are part of our TU community.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.