Towson president might not be best choice during tough economic times

March 26, 2013

Towson's President Maravene Loeschke is being heavily criticized for her cutting the men's baseball and soccer programs. The ensuing ire against her is not necessarily for cutting the sports but from the heavy handed handling of the cuts.

Your recent article about the situation stated that Ms. Loeschke, while president of Mansfield University, was able to add programs in the face budget cuts, intimating that she was highly successful during her tenure ("Ire grows after Towson president cuts teams" Mar. 24). But what the article failed to mention was that on Nov. 1, 2010, the faculty of Mansfield University gave President Loeschke a vote of "no confidence" largely stemming from her handling of the budget cuts.

It should be apparent to everyone that President Loeschke is a lightning rod and might not be the best choice to lead Towson in these tough economic times.

Greg Burgess, Jarrettsville

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