Campus & Community

Dr. Nariman Farvardin Takes Office as the Seventh President of Stevens Institute of Technology

July 1, 2011 Marks Dr. Farvardin’s First Official Day on Campus

Hoboken, NJ – Dr. Nariman Farvardin officially takes office as the seventh president of Stevens Institute of Technology today, July 1, 2011.

When first announced in January, Larry Babbio, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Stevens said of the appointment:

“Following an extensive and thorough search for a new president, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Farvardin to the community.  He has the vision and experience to further Stevens’ position as a global leader in education, research and innovation.”

Prior to joining Stevens, Dr. Farvardin served as Provost at the University of Maryland. There he was the chief academic officer, overseeing 13 academic colleges and schools offering 127 undergraduate majors and 112 degree programs to more than 37,000 students from 3,000 full-time faculty members and nearly 1,000 part-time faculty. Prior to becoming Provost, Dr. Farvardin served as Dean of the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, and before that, Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He is also a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Farvardin received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1979, 1980, and 1983, respectively.

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Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and