President’s Letter

Dear Student,

Welcome to the new academic year. I am excited to join the Stevenson community this July, and I hope you are equally excited for the new year. The entire Stevenson community, led by our dedicated and talented faculty and staff, is here to help you grow and develop, and achieve your greatest aspirations.

Use the 2017/2018 Stevenson University Catalog as a detailed overview of our curriculum, services, policies, and student clubs and organizations. This catalog will help you work with your advisor and professors to have a successful year—one in which you move forward personally and academically.

Your college years will be a unique time of self-discovery and personal growth. I encourage you to seize the numerous opportunities you have at Stevenson—in the classroom and outside of it—to explore your interests, ask questions about yourself and the world, and develop your talents.

Stevenson is more than a university. It is a close-knit community whose special mission is to help you grow and realize your aspirations. Here, you will find support and guidance to help you do this—whether it is developing your leadership skills, exploring your passion for the arts, conducting your own research, pursuing a career internship, participating in athletics, studying abroad, volunteering in our community, or joining a student organization. All of these opportunities and many, many more are available to you at Stevenson.

Just ask, reach out—we’re here for you.

At Stevenson, we know that all of these efforts are to prepare you for a successful life and career. We work with you from day one to be sure you are prepared for life after college. Stevenson’s award-winning Career ArchitectureSM process will help you envision and plan the career that fulfills your greatest aspirations.

We are blessed at Stevenson to have two campuses, connected by a short shuttle ride, that provide our students a “best of both worlds” experience. Our Owings Mills campus bustles as the site of our student residences and vibrant social life, our state-of-the-art athletic complex, the Brown School of Business and Leadership, our Center for Student Success, our School of Design and the Manning Academic Center. The pastoral beauty of our Greenspring Valley campus offers a library, a theatre for music and performance, art gallery, gymnasium, classrooms, opportunities to experience nature, and even a Meditation Center to help students relax and recharge.

I encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities, activities, and facilities that Stevenson offers. This is your university and this is your new community—it is yours to discover and explore!

With best wishes for the academic year,

Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D.