From 2000 through 2016 , the vision of Kevin J . Manning , Ph . D ., transformed Villa Julie College into the Stevenson University we know today . In these pages , read about his accomplishments and the positive change Manning manifested throughout his years at Stevenson .
Putting Students on the Path ( s ) to Success
Stevenson has long offered academic guidance , tutoring , experiential learning , and other student support services . Now , the new Center for Student Success houses all of these in a single location — a one-stop-shop for any and all student needs .
Advancing the Mission
New Center for Diversity and Inclusion Opens
Elliot Hirshman Named
Stevenson’s Sixth President
In March, after a nationwide search that began last June
with more than 200 potential candidates, Stevenson named
Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., as the University’s sixth president.
Hirshman succeeds Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., Stevenson’s
fourth president, who served from 2000-2016, and Claire E.
Moore, who has served as Stevenson’s Interim President since
and he commands the respect of leaders throughout the United
versity (SDSU), where he has been president since 2011. Un- States. Most important, he cares deeply about students and
der his leadership, SDSU implemented an integrated budget understands the role that institutions play in developing their
and financial strategy; raised more than $755 million in pri- skills and preparing them for productive careers. When he was
vate philanthropy for scholarships and new initiatives and at UMBC, he showed us just how talented he is. If I had to use
programs; and established and endowed its Honors College. one word to describe him, it would be ‘amazing.’ Baltimore is
SDSU is recognized nationally for increasing student retention fortunate to have him returning to us, and we are very happy
and graduation rates—rates that are equal across ethnic and for Stevenson.”
racial groups. Hirshman is currently a member of the NCAA Hirshman is happy to be returning to the Baltimore area. “I
Board of Directors and former chairman of the Mountain spent a decade in Baltimore and my wife and I are excited to
West Conference Board. be coming back. It’s a great place so I really can’t wait to move Stevenson University remains a place whose core values are cen- “I want the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to serve as a
After a unanimous recommendation from the search com- back.” Hirshman has been married to his wife, Jeri, for nearly tered on respecting and welcoming every human being no matter platform for reflection, discussion, and insight into the lives and
mittee, the Board of Trustees believes that Hirshman is the 28 years. A registered nurse, Jeri says that she enjoys participat- their ethnicity, culture, race, gender, nationality, religion, or per- experiences of individuals belonging to—as articulated in our
right leader to continue the transformation and growth of ing in local and national film festivals. Their daughter, Wendy, sonal differences. To support these values, the University opened diversity statement—all backgrounds, defined by, but not limited
Stevenson and to take the institution to the next level. “He graduated from Muhlenberg College and is now married and the new Center for Diversity and Inclusion on Feb. 7. Located to, ethnicity, culture, race, gender, class, religion, nationality,
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