Towson University's Administration Building provides resources to create a solid foundation for academic programs. The Division of Administration and Finance is one of the primary resources provided, which aims to advance Towson University’s strategic goals, and then using these goals to improve on student learning. In the 1970s, President James L. Fisher's office was located in the Administration Building. It was in President Fisher's office where Towson's Black Student Union initially demanded better resources.
Backstory and Context
President James L. Fisher granted all requests but said he was unable to provide an individual space for the BSU because Towson University, then Towson State University, would not provide segregated facilities. Therefore, the Black Student Union was given a space in conjunction with the Towson Opportunity Program. President Fisher also stated he could not allocate funds to any student organization because that was the job of Towson's Student Government Association.
"BSU Present Demands." Towerlight(Towson), March 20, 1970.