For fall 2010,
ike the mercury rising with the summer heat,
The Princeton Review just named Towson Univer-
sity to its 2011 list of “Best Northeastern Colleges,”
continuing the soaring demand and value of a Towson
degree. For fall 2010, nearly 16,000 students applied
for 2,450 freshman seats. We also saw a 20 percent
increase in transfer applications.
The frenzy of campus construction is making long-admired renderings realities. A newly completed grand
staircase connects the Lecture Hall Plaza to the College
of Liberal Arts walkway. Builders also accelerated
construction on two projects west of Osler Drive—
West Village Housing Phase II and the West Village
Beyond campus borders, the 228-acre Field Station in Monkton, Md., is now a haven for hands-on
research and field studies for students and faculty and
a new Towson University classroom building at Harford
County Community College is planned. This new facility
brings a physical presence to the academic programs
we have long provided in Harford County.
Last spring we concluded our strategic plan for the
past decade, Towson University 2010: Mapping the
Future. Based on an annual grading system, the
campus earned an impressive “A-“ and completed
86 action items. Now we know there is more work to
accomplish. Faculty, staff, alumni and partners engaged
in roundtable discussions on which avenues of
opportunities Towson should pursue in the future, and
I revealed the university’s new strategic direction at
my annual Fall Address.
With more than 21,000 students, 3,000 employees
and thousands of visitors on campus, Towson University is a town in itself, guaranteed to be bustling with
activity this fall.
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