Stevenson University appointed Aris Melissaratos as Interim Dean of the Brown School of Business and Leadership. The School encompasses Stevenson’s undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Business and Computer Information Systems, Fashion Merchandising and Paralegal Studies. Melissaratos, who starts on his new position on Thursday, July 17, brings a vast array of experience in academic, corporate, government and civic community engagements nationwide.
“Aris brings an external perspective on business and education that we believe will be of great value to our career-focused business education majors,” said Paul Lack, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Stevenson University.
“The Brown School has great potential, and I am confident that his background, energy and diverse skills will enable Aris to make great contributions in this role.”
Perhaps best known as a former Maryland Secretary of Business and Economic Development (2003-2007), Melissaratos worked for more than thirty years at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, culminating as its Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Science and Technology. He held key roles at other major national engineering companies and formed Armel Scientifics, LLC, which invested in more than 30 start-up companies in life sciences and advanced technology. He was a founding Co-Chairman of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council and a former Vice President of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, he held key roles at Johns Hopkins University, in its Office of Enterprise Development and at the Carey School of Business.
Melissaratos holds a BES in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins, a Master of Science in engineering management from George Washington University, and he completed advanced graduate work in international politics at Catholic University of America.
“I am pleased to have this opportunity to work with Stevenson University and assist in helping to create the next generation of business leaders,” said Melissaratos.
Melissaratos follows Dean Norman Endlich, who led the School for three years before moving on to a new role. A decision regarding the search for a permanent Dean will be made after the start of the fall semester.
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland, with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult accelerated degrees in locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.