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Maravene Loeschke, former Towson U. president, dies

Maravene Loeschke, former Towson U. president, dies

Maravene Loeschke, the former Towson University president who was recalled for her years in theater and as a mentor to students, died Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. She was 68 and had been diagnosed with adrenal cancer last year. Dr. Loeschke became her alma mater's 13th president in January 2012. With a background in theater and drama, she had an unusual rise to the presidency at Towson, where she had been a student, drama teacher and administrator for 30 years. She launched several mentoring and leadership programs during her tenure as president. During an interview with The Baltimore Sun in 2012, she credited her five decades in theater with her success: "Everything...

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