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Towson has a first-class leader

Recently, our president at Towson University, Maravene Loeschke, has endured great scrutiny for her decision to discontinue the men's soccer and baseball teams. The most vocal of critics has been Comptroller Peter Franchot, who called for her resignation last week ("Franchot calls on president of Towson University to resign," April 18).

As the Student Government Association president, I wish to express how happy I am that President Loeschke has stated that she will not resign and will continue to serve this campus and its students. I know I speak for many Towson students who consider President Loeschke as a mentor and friend. She cares for us as one of her own. She is nurturing but strong, showing the leadership qualities we need and that Towson University deserves.

She is truly a president for the students. Having worked closely with her on a number of issues, I can attest to her warmth and sincerity on all matters related to the student body. Just a few weeks ago during our Unity Rally, she walked side by side with us in a campus march that celebrated diversity and acceptance. She encourages students to take on leadership roles and empowers us to make a difference in our community.

Anyone who questions President Loeschke's honor hasn't met or worked with her. It takes just one interaction to know she is a woman of character and integrity. She's a leader students can count on to transform lives and keep Towson University on the path to excellence.

Brandy Hall, Towson

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