President's Letter

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Dear Graduate and Professional Studies Student,

It is a pleasure to invite you to review the new listing of course work offered at Stevenson University. The 2009/2010 Stevenson University Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog provides a detailed overview of our diverse and expanding curriculum for both accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs for our non-traditional students.

Stevenson University continues to be a leader in developing innovative programs for our adult learners both in scope and method of delivery, and we are pleased to offer both on-site and online classes for our undergraduate and graduate students. We have now received approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer a degree in Criminal Justice beginning in the Fall 2009. This entirely online degree is one of the first of its kind in the nation.

Stevenson University's practical approach to education has increasing relevance in today's dynamic workplace. In fact, Stevenson continues to gain recognition as a national leader in career-focused university education. Academic quality enhanced by a low student-to-faculty ratio remains a hallmark of a Stevenson education. We are proud but not surprised that the University has been recognized in recent years as a "Great School. Great Price" institution by the U.S. News & World Report annual college ranking issue. This ranking is based on many factors, especially on quality academics, peer review, and tuition.

The rapid and lively transformation over the past several years has led to two vibrant campuses just a few miles apart. A new building for the Howard S. Brown School of Business and Leadership in Owings Mills, which includes our new state-of-the art Mock Trial Courtroom, has joined our premier residential housing complex, a sports and wellness center, and a dining room/student life facility. We have created a new and convenient entranceway to the campus, and the construction of a new gymnasium and expansion of the sports and wellness center will be completed by fall 2010.

The thriving Greenspring campus offers advances in science facilities for undergraduate research, nursing simulation skills training, and outstanding facilities for our other majors, including a fully equipped theatre and art gallery.

We pledge we will continue to provide a student-centered learning experience to help you pursue your career and to achieve success in higher education. As you review your catalog, I offer you my best wishes on your personal path and encourage you to take full advantage of the Stevenson's career-focused educational offerings.

Sincerely,

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Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.

President, Stevenson University