Interim President Claire Moore has sent the following message to the Stevenson University community:
“You have no doubt seen or heard news coverage in the past few days, but I can now confirm that the State’s Board of Public Works has officially voted this morning in Annapolis to sell the former Rosewood Center property to Stevenson. This is an exciting and historic milestone in the growth of Stevenson University and could not have occurred without visionary leadership of President Emeritus Kevin Manning, the hard work of Tim Campbell and other administrators here at SU, our State Senator Bobby Zirkin and District 11 delegates, and many more state leaders and community organizations who supported Stevenson through this process. It is good to know that we have so many friends and supporters locally and in Annapolis.
The 117-acre Rosewood site sits adjacent to our Owings Mills and Owings Mills North campus and will nearly double the total acreage of the University. While no final plans for the site have been determined, the agreement calls for Stevenson to use the site for educational purposes.
Our tentative plans include developing new educational facilities and recreational resources for students and the community, but first the University must complete any environmental abatement and remediation work required at the site. This will take place over the next 2 years per the sales agreement, and Stevenson will use State grants totaling $16 million to complete this process before the State transfers final deed to the property.
I think we can all be assured that our students, the Owings Mills community, and the State of Maryland will all benefit from turning this neglected property into a vibrant, living place for education, student enrichment, and sports and recreation.
It certainly is an exciting time to be Mustang!”