[photo, Maravene S. Loeschke, President, Towson University] MARAVENE SHEPPARD LOESCHKE, Ph.D. (1947-2015)
President, 2012-14

President, Towson University, January 1, 2012 to December 19, 2014. Resigned December 19, 2014. President Emerita, 2015.

Board of Visitors, Towson University, 2012-14. Member, Northeast Maryland Higher Education Advisory Board, 2012-14; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2012-14 (task force on arts education in maryland schools, 2013-14). Executive Board, Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority, 2014.

Instructor, 1970-74; Assistant Professor, 1974-83; Associate Professor, 1983-90; Professor, 1990-2002, Department of Theatre Arts, Towson University. Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, Towson University, 1983-96. Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Towson University, 1997-2002 (acting dean, 1996-97).

Provost, Wilkes University, 2002-06.

President, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 2006-12. Member, Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission, 2006-12; Betterment Organization of Mansfield. Board of Directors, Hamilton-Gibson Productions (community performing arts), Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

Actress and production assistant, Maryland Public Television, 1970.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1947. Attended Parkville High School, Parkville, Maryland; Towson State College, B.S. (theatre, english), 1969, M.Ed., 1971; The Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ph.D. (philosophy). Board of Directors, CollegeBound Foundation. Board of Governors, Center Club, Baltimore. Member, American Association of University Professors; Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Theatre in Higher Education; Emily Dickinson International Society. Author, Mime: Techniques and Class Formats: A Movement Program for the Visually Handicapped (1978); All About Mime: Understanding and Performing the Expressive Silence (1982); Path Between: An Historical Novel of the Dickinson Family of Amherst (1988); Lives in Art: Sixteen Women Who Changed Theatre in Baltimore (2001). Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2013. 50 Women to Watch, Baltimore Sun, 2013. Alumni Service Award, Towson University. Martin Luther King Service Award for commitment to diversity at Wilkes University, U.S. Postal Service. Aubrey Herman Award for work in expanding arts and theatre across Baltimore, Spotlighters Theatre, 2015. Married. Died in Hunt Valley, Maryland, June 25, 2015.

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