Campus & Community

Stephen T. Boswell Elected Chairman of the Stevens Institute of Technology Board of Trustees

(Hoboken, N.J.) April 2, 2018 – Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin today announced that Stephen T. Boswell C.E. ’89 Ph.D. ’91 Hon. D.Eng. ’13 was elected chairman of the Stevens Institute of Technology Board of Trustees. Dr. Boswell’s term as chair will begin May 22, 2018.

Dr. Boswell will succeed Virginia Ruesterholz ’83 Hon. D.Eng. ’08, who is stepping down as chair after a distinguished five-year term. Ms. Ruesterholz will continue her service and leadership to Stevens as a member of the board. 

Currently serving as vice chair of the board and chair of the Facilities Committee, and as the former chair of the Human Resources Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee, Dr. Boswell has provided strategic direction and principled governance to the board and the university. His participation as a member of the Executive Committee and Investment Committee, and through his loyal and generous support as an alumnus and donor, Dr. Boswell has had a significant impact on Stevens’ growth and success.


Dr. Boswell is president and chief executive of Boswell Engineering, which is among the largest and most diverse engineering organizations in New Jersey.  Under Dr. Boswell’s leadership, the 94-year-old, family-owned and operated firm has successfully completed billions of dollars worth of projects in the northeastern U.S., including projects for the Port Authority of NY & NJ, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the New York State Thruway Authority. 

He also serves as a trustee of Hackensack Meridian Health and a director of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, president of the board of trustees of the Buehler Challenger and Science Center, and a co-founder and lead independent director of the NASDAQ-listed ConnectOne Bank. 

A licensed professional engineer in 28 states and a fellow of both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies, Dr. Boswell received the civil engineer degree and a doctorate in environmental engineering from Stevens. He also earned a master’s degree in biological sciences from William Paterson University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from New York University. 

“I am confident that Dr. Boswell will provide outstanding leadership for Stevens’ future,” said Farvardin. “He is acknowledged by fellow board members as a creative problem solver and prudent manager, and as a dedicated champion of this university. He combines a love of Stevens with keen intelligence and deep knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education.”

About Stevens Institute of Technology 
Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Since our founding in 1870, technological innovation has always been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, 6,900 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment. A range of academic and research programming spanning business, computing, engineering, the arts and other fields actively advances the frontiers of science and leverages technology to confront our most pressing global challenges. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on tuition investment, career services and the mid-career salaries of alumni.