Towson University Names Kim Schatzel as Its Next President

Kim E. SchatzelThe board of regents of the University System of Maryland has named Kim E. Schatzel as the next president of Towson University. Towson, located just north of Baltimore, enrolls nearly 19,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate students. Women make up 60 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Schatzel has been serving as interim president, provost, and executive vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. She will become president of Towson University on January 25.

Before her appointment as provost at Eastern Michigan University in 2012, Dr. Schatzel served on the faculty and held several administrative posts at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, including dean of the College of Business.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Schatzel said that “Towson University’s commitment to academic excellence, support for faculty research, research opportunities for students, and engagement in the surrounding community strongly resonate with me. I am excited about working with the vibrant Towson University community.”

Dr. Schatzel is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in economics and biology. She holds a doctoral degree in business administration from Michigan State University.

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