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Loeschke, Maravene Sheppard, 1947 - 2015


Maravene S. Loeschke graduated from Towson State College in 1969 with a dual bachelor's degree in Theatre and English, and went on to receive a Master's of Education from TSC in 1972. She became a Theatre instructor in 1970, and remained in the department, working her way up towards Chairperson. In 1996 she became the Acting Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communications. In 1997 she was named Dean of COFAC and held this position for five years. In 2002, she left Towson to become Provost of Wilkes University in Wilkes‐Barre, Pennsylvania. Four years later she was named President of Mansfield University, also in Pennsylvania. In September of 2011, after an 8‐month search, it was announced that Maravene Loeschke would take over the role of President at Towson University, and would become the third alumna and fourth woman in the school's history to do so. Loeschke was deeply committed to the student experience at TU, urging them to “Ask yourself how the world will be better because of you.” After two all too short but intensive years as President, Loeschke retired in December of 2014 due to a cancer diagnosis. She died in June of 2015.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Accession # 21-12-0002, 1989-2014

Scope and Contents Photographs, clippings, correspondence, The Belle of Amherst materials, The Path Between materials, US Postal Service award
Dates: 1989-2014