President’s Letter

President Hirshman for 2019 - 2020 catalog

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, develop, and achieve your greatest aspirations. Our goal is to provide you with exceptional experiences, connections to careers, and a community that is centered on your success.

Use the 2019/2020 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 are 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 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, conducting your own research, pursuing a career internship, participating in athletics, studying abroad, volunteering in our community, or joining a student organization. Through our Arts Alive! program, you can take advantage of a rich schedule of exhibitions, music, performances, and other cultural activities. All of these opportunities and many, many more are available to you at Stevenson.

Just ask—we’re here for you.

At Stevenson, producing career-ready graduates has always been central to our mission. Through a process that includes career exploration and professional preparation, we connect you with career paths and foster the skills and mindset needed for professional advancement. When you walk across the stage as a graduating senior at commencement, you will have more than just a degree from Stevenson. You will have career direction and the confidence needed for success in your chosen field.

The university is blessed to have state-of-the-art facilities for both your education and recreation. Our Owings Mills campus bustles as the site of our student residence halls and vibrant academic and social life. The campus is home to our Rockland Center for student dining and activities; the Center for Student Success, Garrison Student Activities Commons, Reading Room, and Coffee House; an expansive athletic complex and four fitness centers; the Brown School of Business and Leadership and the School of Design; and the Manning Academic Center, which houses the Fine School of the Sciences and the Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions.  

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.