Gov. Larry Hogan visited Stevenson University in Owings Mills Thursday to mark the planned transfer of the state-owned Rosewood Center property to the growing school.
"It's been a long time coming," Hogan told Stevenson employees and students who gathered on campus to celebrate the deal, which will nearly double the university's acreage.
Stevenson, which has about 4,100 students, has long sought to acquire the former state mental health facility for its expansion. Last month, the governor and other members of the state's Board of Public Works approved sale of the 117-acre site to the school for $1.
University president Elliot Hirshman — who was named...