President’s Letter

Kevin J Manning

Dear Student,

I welcome you to the new academic year at Stevenson University. I am sure that you will find enrichment and new perspectives in the courses and programs that we offer. The 2011/2012 Stevenson University Catalog provides a detailed overview of our diverse curriculum, student services, policies, and student clubs and organizations in order to help you work with your advisor and professors to plan your year.

Our theme, Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career®, is descriptive of 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 freshman year to help them develop values-based decision-making and career management skills for their lifetime.

Through our Learning Beyond program, we expand on the lessons of Career Architecture by helping students to enhance their education with outside-the-classroom experiences. Through service learning projects, study abroad, internships, and leadership experiences, you will broaden your traditional university experience and apply skills and knowledge gained in the classroom 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. 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 by U.S. News & World Report in recent years as a "Great School. Great Price" and as one of the "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in the nation. 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 of graduation.

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, a premier student residential housing complex, a sports and wellness center, and a dining and student life facility. 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 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 goals. 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 the opportunities, activities, and facilities that Stevenson offers.



Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.

President, Stevenson University

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