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New President Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., was pleased by the numerous congratulatory notifications received from colleges and dignitaries throughout the country. The College even received a formal note from the White House. The greetings were displayed in the Gymnasium.

Excitement and optimism filled the campus of Villa Julie College during the 2000-2001 academic year. The newness of my presidency, the inauguration, and other key moments now fade as we continue with the important work of educating students for an evolving, dynamic world.

A cooperative spirit prevails. One of the most important and significant examples of this is the creation of a strategic plan that will guide our efforts during the next five years. One aspect of our vision for the future is the need to connect values, an important part of the liberal arts, to the quality career programs offered at Villa Julie. To that aim, we have developed a comprehensive program directed toward helping students design careers rather than merely take jobs that provide a living but do not fulfill a destiny. We have chosen to symbolize this exciting effort with a distinctive term: Career ArchitectureSM.

The concept of Career Architecture will begin in the student’s freshman year. It will involve identifying core values, creating a plan, and learning techniques from resume writing to interview skills. We anticipate that all faculty and staff members will be part of this effort and that it will become a powerful extension of Villa Julie’s tradition of career preparation and quality liberal arts instruction. Villa Julie will seek to become one of the leaders in connecting careers and personal values.

Some may wonder why we developed this educational approach. It has been 34 years since I graduated from college. Throughout the years, I have spoken to many persons who have become dissatisfied with their careers. This dissatisfaction comes not only from the belief that they may have chosen the wrong career but also because they didn’t plan their future. In many cases, there is recognition that no effort was made to connect career plans with core values.

Whether it is courage, independence, honesty or love, we are motivated each day by the values we embrace. Whether or not we know our values, they are powerful drivers of behavior, careers, and reflection. If we do not become aware of our values, we can choose the wrong career and end up with a deep sense of regret and dissatisfaction.

A colleague of mine left the legal profession after becoming disappointed with his career. Through his own soul-searching, he discovered a wonderful opportunity to counsel others on ways to become more aware of their own values. He has subsequently helped numerous attorneys who were not satisfied with their careers to find the ability to move in a new direction.

We want to help Villa Julie students think about their values, select a major, and plan for a future in which change, satisfaction, and values converge. Most people would agree that it is far more satisfying to have plans to find a desirable home than to just move from one place to another. Similarly, by learning his or her values and connecting those values to a plan, the graduate is able to design a complete journey that will permit growth for many years to come. All this energy will be focused by a thoughtful, purposeful approach to a career that is designed and that encompasses the best in strategic preparation, focused on a future destination, leading to reward and satisfaction.

Of course, there are no true certainties in life. Things change all the time. Villa Julie students, like all college students, will need to be ready for defeat as well as victory. One thing is sure, a powerful plan such as Career Architecture will help our students focus on the future, of which change is an expected ingredient.

The future of Villa Julie students is of great importance to us. By expanding the solid core of a Villa Julie education, we believe that we will help our students attain financial success, master life, and produce personal fulfillment. We will share more about our vision for Villa Julie College in the future, and I welcome any comments or ideas that you have regarding Career Architecture and the connection of values, planning, and career fulfillment.


Full-Time Enrollment1,6483,292
Part-Time Enrollment6111,030
Graduation Rate53%63%
Endowment$24.6 million$77.4 million
Operating Budget$31.4 million
(expense and debt)
$142 million
(expense and debt)
Square Footage197,622 s.f.1.4 million s.f.
Acreage66 acres168 acres
Faculty CouncilDid not existExists
(First convened in 2002)
Number of Faculty  
Number of Staff185572
Master’s Degrees Granted6167
Bachelor’s Degrees Granted276810
Balanced Budget39 Consecutive Years
Total Assets$65.5 million$264.2 million


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Sport Management
  • Business Communication
  • Business Information Systems
    • E-Commerce Technology
    • Technology Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
    • Network Design
    • Computer Forensics
    • Software Design
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Marketing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Film and Moving Image
    • Cinematography
    • Editing
    • Producing
    • Writing
  • Human Services
    • Addictions Counseling
    • Human Services Administration
    • Administration of Programs for Children
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Middle School Education
    • Math and Science
    • English/Language Arts and Social Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public History
  • Theatre and Media Performance
  • Visual Communication Design
    • Interactive Design
    • Motion Graphics
    • Photography
  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Video
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Business Administration
  • Business Communication
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Nursing: RN to BS
  • Nursing : RN to MS
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Business and Technology
  • Management
  • Communication Studies
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Studies
  • Healthcare Management
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

* Note: As of July 2015

Leadership List 2015-2016


Arthur F. Bell, Jr., CPA
Treasurer of the Board
Managing Member, Arthur Bell Certified Public Accountants

Sandra R. Berman
President, Sandra & Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation

James T. Brady

Robert C. Brennan
Executive Director, Maryland Economic Development Corporation

Eric D. Brotman, CFP®, AEP®, MSFS
President, Brotman Financial Group

Marc G. Bunting ’91
Chief Financial Officer, Alpine Fool Service Solutions

David A. Burrows, Jr. ’92 ’94 ’94 ’95 ’99M
President and Owner, Visual Integrators

Ronald M. Causey, CPA
Partner, SC&H Group

Samuel M. Dell III

Karen P. Gibbs
President and Founder, The Gibbs Perspective

Herbert J. Hoelter
Co-Founder and CEO, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Inc.

Brenda Bowe Johnson, Ph.D.
Vice President, The Language House, Inc.

Donna Morrison ’74
Ex Officio
Deputy County Administrative Officer
Baltimore County, Maryland

Sheela Murthy, Esq.
Founder and President, Murthy Law Firm


Peter B. Orthwein, Jr.

Managing Director, Spring Capital Partners, L.P.

T. Scott Pugatch
Secretary of the Board
President, Greenhill Properties, Inc.

Gary A. Pyne
Former Owner/CEO, HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.

William T. Riley, Jr., CPA, CGMA
Partner, CohnReznick LLP

Paul Mark Sandler, Esq.
Partner, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler

Margaret “Meg” Sheetz
President and Chief Operating Officer, Medifast, Inc.

Jane Frankel Sims, Esq.
Managing Attorney, The Law Office of Jane Frankel Sims

Anna L. Smith
Group Vice President, Family Wealth, Wilmington Trust

James B. Stradtner, CFA
Chair of the Board
Managing Director, Century Capital Management

Judith S. Waranch, Esq.
Managing Director, The Waranch Group, LLC

W. Daniel White
Executive Vice President, The Whiting-Turner
Contracting Co.

Stephen J. Woerner, P.E.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company


Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.

Timothy M. Campbell
Executive Vice President, Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

Paul D. Lack, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

Brenda B. Balzer
Vice President, Human Resources

Stevenson W. Close, Jr.
Vice President, University Advancement

Mark J. Hergan
Vice President, Enrollment Management

Sue B. Kenney
Vice President and Chief of Staff

Glenda G. LeGendre
Vice President, Marketing and Digital Communications

Sharon Markley
Vice President, Public Affairs and Strategy

Claire E. Moore ’67 ’03
Vice President, Student Affairs


Gary M. Anderson
Senior Vice President, Business Development, PHH Arval

Robert J. Aumiller, Esq.
President, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC

Lisa Barnhill
Broker, Yerman, Witman, Gaines and Conklin

Anirban Basu
Chairman and CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Ingrid L. Bortner
Professor Emeritus, Nursing; Coordinator of International Travel Studies, The Community College of Baltimore County

Luis E. Borunda

William R. Bowles
I.B.M. Executive, Retired

Aurelia Burt
Education Consultant

Alexander G. Campbell III
A.G. Campbell Advisory

Cynthia Crawley
Women’s Hospital Foundation

Patrice McConnell Cromwell
Director, Economic Development and Integration, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

John Dinkel
President and Publisher, Baltimore Business Journal

Jonathan E. Farber
Passive Capital Management, LLC

Pamela Felton

Steven D. Frenkil, Esq.
Principal, Miles & Stockbridge

Donald C. Fry, Esq.
President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee

Mark S. Furst
President and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland

Tom Geddes
Managing Director, KDP Investments

Jean Halle
President and COO, Curiosityville

Rosemary K. Harder ’69

Charles E. “Ted” Herget, Jr.
Principal, Asset Strategy Consultants

Nancy Hubble
Coldwell Banker

Richard J. Hunt, Jr.
President, Greater Baltimore Market, Shore Bank

Brenda Jews, Ed.D.
Horizons Greater Washington

David Kelly
President, KTBSPayroll, Executive Vice President, Kelly Benefit Strategies

Howard Klein
Vice President and General Counsel, Klein’s Family ShopRite Markets

Elizabeth N. Lynott ’70
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Nick Mangione, Jr.
General Manager, Hilton Pikesville

John G. McCormick
Corporate Communications and Community Relations, McCormick & Company, Inc., Retired.


Lawrence A. Melfa, Esq.

Principal, Francomano, Butler, Melfa & Taylor P.A.

Jen Meyer
CEO, Betamore

David O. Modell

The Hon. John J. Nagle III
Circuit Court for Baltimore County

David H. Nevins
President, Nevins & Associates, Chartered

Todd Parchman
Partner, Parchman, Vaughan & Company, LLC

Barry Rascovar
Principal, BCR Communications LLC

Dennis F. Rasmussen
President, The Rasmussen Group, LLC

The Hon. Eileen M. Rehrmann
Eileen Rehrmann & Associates, Inc.

John Ridgeway
Corporate Manager, Toyota/Lexus Financial Services

Lawrence M. Rivitz
President, Marketing Initiative LLC

Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Rosemore, Inc.

Owen J. Rouse, Jr.
Director of Capital Markets, Manekin, LLC

Ronald M. Shapiro, Esq.
Shapiro Negotiations Institute

Ben Shifrin
Head of School, Jemicy School

Stuart O. Simms, Esq.
Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP

Karen Sitnick

Michelle Swanenburg
Vice President, Global Human Resources, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Vincent W. Talbert
CEO, GiveCorps

Gilbert R. Trout
Director of Investment Real Estate, Trout Daniel & Associates LLC

Christopher Tsakalos ’03
Operations Manager, H&S Bakery, Inc.

Jo-Ellen Turner, Ed.D.

Jeanne M. Uphouse ’79
Vice President, Human Resources, Medifast, Inc.

Arturo Violante

Sheila Walsh ’93 ’03M

Ashley J. Ward, Esq. ’09
Associate Attorney, Simmons, Fields & Fanshaw, P.A.

Brian M. White
President, Northwest Hospital, Senior Vice President, LifeBridge Health

Susan B. Wilfong ’70

Diane Wit ’69

Ellen H. Yankellow, Pharm.D.
President and CEO, Correct RX Pharmacy Services, Inc.

The Hon. Robert A. Zirkin
Law Offices of Bobby Zirkin

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Stevenson University Alma Mater

Join together, sing the praise for spirit that endures,

Pledge our honor, faithfully serving—Stevenson, we are yours.

From a vision, strong and steadfast, glory and pride we bring,

Grateful for the light that guides us, Stevenson’s name we sing.

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