President’s Letter


Dear Student, 


Welcome to the new academic 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. Our goal is to provide you exceptional experiences, connections to careers, and a community that is centered on your success. 

Use the 2018/2019 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, supportive community. Our special mission is to help you grow and realize your aspirations. Here, you will find the 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 connect you to your professional goals and to help 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. Through our career-focused curricula and professional preparation process, we will help you envision and plan the path that fulfills your greatest aspirations. 

We are blessed at Stevenson to have state-of-the-art facilities. Our Owings Mills campus bustles as the site of our student residences and vibrant academic and social life. The campus is home to our new Garrison Student Activities Commons, modern athletic complex, Brown School of Business and Leadership, Center for Student Success, School of Design, and the Manning Academic Center. The pastoral beauty of our Greenspring campus offers a library, a theatre for music and performance, and a Meditation Center to help students relax and recharge. The recently-acquired Rosewood site is the newest part of our Owings Mills campus, and we plan to complete construction on multi-purpose athletics fields there in the coming year, with much more to come in the near future. 

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

With best wishes for the academic year, 





Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D.