President's Letter

Pres Manning 12FAsm

Dear Student,

Welcome to the new academic year at Stevenson. I am sure that you will find enrichment and new perspectives in the courses and programs that we offer. The 2014/2015 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 adult students.

Our University’s tagline, Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career®, is appropriate to our mission. Stevenson offers an integration of the liberal arts, sciences, and technology with a distinctive career focus. Through a process we call Career ArchitectureSM, our dedicated faculty and staff work with students from the beginning of their academic career to help them develop values-based decision-making and career management skills for their lifetime. We expand on the lessons of Career Architecture by helping students to enhance their education through experiences that broaden their university experience and apply skills and knowledge gained in the their coursework to real-world challenges, occupations, and communities.

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. We are proud to have received the Maryland Career Development Association’s 2013 Organizational Career Planning Award for our Career Architecture process. Our approach to career education and a low student-to-faculty ratio that enhances academic quality remain hallmarks of a Stevenson education.

The past several years have seen the lively transformation of Stevenson. In addition to our original campus in the Greenspring Valley with its library, theatre, art gallery, and academic facilities, our Owings Mills campus has rapidly grown during the last decade. The campus hosts the Brown School of Business and Leadership, premier student residential housing, a sports and wellness center, dining and student life facilities, a gymnasium for sports and events, and a 3,500-seat stadium for our football team as well as men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse and women's field hockey. The campus recently expanded with the addition of Owings Mills North, home to our School of Design which will be joined by the School of the Sciences..

All of these developments are designed to enhance our student-centered experience, to help you achieve success in higher education, and to put you on a path to reach your future career goals. As you review this catalog, I offer you my best wishes for the 2014/2015 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