TU names McQuown to head up entrepreneurship

Towson University has hired Patrick T. McQuown to lead the university’s entrepreneurship and innovation.

As the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship, McQuown will provide a collective strategic vision and direction for entrepreneurship activities at TU. The role is part of the Division Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.

“We are excited to welcome Patrick McQuown, who brings great deal of experience in building entrepreneurship programs at universities. He has successfully engaged students, faculty, staff and external partners in building these programs and raising the profile of entrepreneurship in the region,” said Daraius Irani, Vice President of the Division Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.

Aside from leading on strategy around entrepreneurship, McQuown will oversee the StarTUp at the historic Armory property in uptown Towson, as well as the TU Incubator.

“Patrick’s arrival, coupled with the launch of the StarTUp in 2020, comes at an exciting time for our university,” President Kim Schatzel said. “This role is instrumental in catalyzing TU’s entrepreneurship efforts as well as connecting Maryland’s entrepreneurs to TU’s outstanding people and programs.”

He begins at TU on January 29, 2020.