TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Towson University has a new president.

The Baltimore Sun reports Maravene Loeschke was formally inaugurated Friday as the university’s 13th president.

Loeschke is a graduate of Towson who served as dean of the university’s College of Fine Arts and Communication. She left in 2002 to become provost at Wilkes University and later became president of Mansfield University.

Towson was founded in 1866. It is among the largest public universities in Maryland with more than 21,000 students.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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