TU Announces Erin Moran as Inaugural Executive Director of Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute

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August 2, 2021

Towson University on August 2 announced Erin Moran has been appointed as the inaugural Executive Director of the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute after an extensive national search. Moran will start in the role September 8.

Towson University’s Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute is an interdisciplinary research and action-based institute launching this September. The externally facing institute is forging a new standard for leadership development for the state, region and nation that will elevate leaders across all levels. Reporting to Daraius Irani, Vice President of Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, Moran will lead the overall operations and fiscal management of the Institute, including the launching of key programming initiatives, as well as represent the Institute with key stakeholders such as corporations, non-profits and government agencies.

“Towson University is an anchor institution providing nationally recognized leadership for the public good,” TU President Kim Schatzel said. “The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute is key to TU’s public engagement and its commitment to fulfill this role for the Greater Baltimore region and beyond. As the institute’s inaugural Executive Director, Erin will have a major role in the Institute’s launch as well as achievement of its mission. She is a tremendous leader herself and I very much look forward to supporting her efforts to advance the Institute’s success and its influence.”

Moran has spent most of her 24-year career dedicated to developing leaders who create inspiring work environments that enable people to be fulfilled while also achieving extraordinary business results. Moran believes we create a better society when people work in healthy environments.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute,” Moran said. “Our world needs capable and ethical leadership more than ever before and this Institute will undoubtedly positively transform and impact so many people. And as a proud Baltimore native, I am beyond thrilled to join a pre-eminent national university such as Towson University.”

The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute features a comprehensive portfolio of programs and solutions for individuals and organizations that focuses on transformational outcomes, improving workplace culture and engagement, attracting the best talent, and addressing the most challenging leadership and organizational issues of the day.

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Source: Towson University

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