President's Letter

Kevin J Manning

Dear Graduate and Professional Studies Student,

I welcome you to the new academic year. I am sure that you will find enrichment and new perspectives in the courses and programs that we offer to you. The 2011/2012 Stevenson University Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog will provide a detailed overview of our diverse and expanding curriculum for both accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs for our non-traditional students.

Our theme, Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career®, is appropriate to our mission. Stevenson offers an integration of liberal arts, science, and technology with a distinctive career focus which is especially significant for our non-traditional students. Our 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 and was one of the "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" nationally selected by the magazine. Our approach to career education is paying off for our students as well. We have historically placed 95 percent of our students in jobs or graduate programs within six months.

The rapid and lively transformation of Stevenson over the past several years has led to two vibrant campuses just a few miles apart. The thriving Greenspring campus offers science facilities for undergraduate research, a nursing simulation skills lab, and outstanding facilities for our other majors, including a fully-equipped theatre and art gallery. Our newest campus in Owings Mills hosts the Brown School of Business and Leadership which includes our state-of-the-art Mock Trial Courtroom, a premier student residential housing complex, a sports and wellness center, a dining and student life facility, and houses offices for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. We recently added a new gymnasium to the campus and will open a new 3,500-seat stadium in fall 2011 in time for our football team's first season of intercollegiate competition. In addition, two new residence halls will open this fall to house an additional 500 students.

All of these exciting developments are designed to enhance our student-centered experience in order to help you pursue your career and to achieve success in higher education. As you review this catalog, I offer you my best wishes for the 2011/2012 academic year and encourage you to take full advantage of Stevenson's career-focused education.

Sincerely,

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Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.

President Stevenson University


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