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Towson University hires former Howard County exec to analyze business partnerships, spaces for expansion

Towson University hires former Howard County exec to analyze business partnerships, spaces for expansion

Towson University has hired former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to help the university strengthen its relationship with the community and businesses and to consider locations for expansion.

University officials announced Tuesday that they hired Ulman's economic and development consulting firm, Margrave Strategies, for $90,000 to perform the four-month analysis. Ulman will work as "chief strategist" for Towson.

The first steps will include a scan of business and development trends in Towson as well as places to expand. The effort was announced two weeks after the inauguration of Kim Schatzel as the university's 14th president. The 60-year-old former businesswoman...

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