Presidentís Letter

Dear Student, Pres Manning 12FAsm

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 2013/2014 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 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 freshman year 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 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. We are proud but not surprised that the University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2013 as one of just 49 "Up-and-Comer" colleges and universities nationally and No. 3 among the "Up-and-Coming" Regional Universities-North. Our approach to career education and a low student-to-faculty ratio that enhances academic quality remain hallmarks of a Stevenson education.

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 Owings Mills campus 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 gymnasium for sports and events and a 3,500-seat stadium to host our football team as well as men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse and women's field hockey. In addition, the campus is expanding with the 28-acre addition of Owings Mills North, which will house our School of Design as of fall 2013.

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 2013/2014 academic year and encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities, activities, and facilities that Stevenson offers.

Sincerely,

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Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.

President, Stevenson University