President’s Letter

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 2015/2016 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 Architecture SM, 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 enhance their education through service learning projects, study abroad, internships, and leadership experiences that broaden their traditional university experiences. Through Career Architecture, we help students 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 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. Our original campus in Greenspring Valley has a fully-equipped library, theatre, art gallery, and other outstanding facilities for our students. Our Owings Mills campus has rapidly grown in the last decade. The campus holds the Brown School of Business and Leadership, premier student residential housing, a sports and wellness center, a dining and student life facility, a gymnasium for sports and events, and a 3,500-seat stadium for our field teams. In addition, the campus has expanded with the 28-acre addition of Owings Mills North, which now houses our School of Design and will soon be the new home for our 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 goals. As you review this catalog, I offer you my best wishes for the 2015/2016 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