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Towson University president resigns, citing health reasons
Towson University president resigns, citing health reasons

Towson University President Maravene Loeschke, who had been on leave from the university since August after having been diagnosed with cancer, announced her resignation from the university on Thursday. "It is my deepest sadness of my life that I find I must resign as president of Towson University because of my health," said Loeschke in a statement to the school community. The university announced in April that Loeschke had been diagnosed with adrenal cancer. Loeschke, an alumna, former professor and dean at Towson, became president in January 2012. Her announcement came as the school held two winter commencement exercises Thursday, with another slated for Friday. "I was...

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