Stevenson University announced April 30 its new School of Business and Leadership will be named the Howard S. Brown School of Business and Leadership. The School, located on Stevenson’s Owings Mills Campus, will be named for Baltimore builder and developer Howard S. Brown at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will be held today at 3 p.m. Entrepreneur Steve Forbes, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, the University’s Board Chair Kevin G. Byrnes, and other dignitaries will be on hand for the dedication. The School will be referred to as the Brown School of Business.
With regard to Brown, Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., president of Stevenson University, said: “Howard has contributed his remarkable skills in the scope and development of our Owings Mills Campus over the past six years, and his recent leadership gift has given our comprehensive campaign a magnificent boost. We think it is very fitting that our new School of Business and Leadership should bear his name since his vision and assistance were so critical to the rapid and transformational growth of our second campus.”
“During the building of our Owings Mills Campus, Howard would often drive up the hill, bring a coffee, and just chat with our students,” said Tim Campbell, executive vice president for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer. “He connected with our students and with our vision for creating a second campus. Needless to say, his advice and assistance have been invaluable to our growing university. We could not have achieved our goals in such an efficient and accelerated manner if it were not for him.”
Brown is a graduate of the University of Maryland and spent his summers running construction crews for his father’s company, David S. Brown Enterprises, Ltd. What was founded as a one-man business in 1933 now ranks as one of Baltimore’s and the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest real estate companies, providing development, construction, leasing, sales, and management services. In 2006, Brown received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Stevenson.
“This is truly a wonderful honor, and I am pleased to be associated with such an important Baltimore institution,” said Brown. “Over the past several years, I have personally witnessed the phenomenal growth of Stevenson University and have been impressed by the institution’s mission and leadership. I have spoken with a large number of Stevenson students, many of whom are first in their families to attend college. I am inspired by their drive to achieve their educational and career goals.”
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 3,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult accelerated degrees at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.