On August 30 Stevenson University officially opened its new Academic Center at its Owings Mills North campus. The new Center is named in honor of President Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., who recently retired after 16 years at the institution.
“Kevin Manning is the visionary who took us from Villa Julie College to Stevenson University,” said James Stradtner, Esq., CFA, Chair of Stevenson’s Board of Trustees and Senior Advisor for Century Equity Partners. “It is only fitting that we name this signature building in recognition of all that he has accomplished.”
The University also received naming gifts for two of its Schools. The first, from Malcolm and Sandy Berman, will create the Sandra R. Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions; and the second, from the Beverly K. and Jerome M. Fine Foundation, will create the Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences, also housed in the new Academic Center.
“The naming of the Academic Center is certainly humbling, but the generosity of the Bermans and the Fine Foundation also gives confirmation to the goals that we collectively set forth more than a decade ago—to complete our transformation into a University,” said Dr. Manning. “We could not have reached this point without the dedication of many employees as well as friends and supporters.”
Senator Ben Cardin, Representative John Sarbanes, Delegate Adrienne Jones, and Senator Bobby Zirkin also attended.
“We see this facility as a game-changer,” said Tim Campbell, Stevenson’s CFO and Executive Vice President for Financial Affairs. “We’ve increased our academic capacity with an attractive new campus while economically and efficiently providing the University with state-of-the-art facilities and a position to grow and enroll more students.”