Towson president has medical emergency during annual speech

Towson University president Maravene Loeschke had a medical emergency during her annual fall address to the campus Thursday afternoon, though she did not need to go to a hospital, her staff said.

Gay Pinder, the university spokeswoman, said Loeschke felt faint about 45 minutes into her speech, held in the auditorium of Stephens Hall on campus at around 4 p.m., and was assisted off the stage by her staff.

Medics arrived but determined Loeschke did not need to be transported to a hospital, Pinder said. Loeschke was driven home and was resting on Thursday evening.

"She of course thanks everyone for their concern and she expects to be back in the office as usual tomorrow," Pinder said.

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