Stephen T. Boswell C.E. ’89 Ph.D. ’91 Hon. D.Eng. ’13: Engineering Excellence
Stephen T. Boswell C.E. ’89 Ph.D. ’91 Hon. D.Eng. ’13 brings bold, entrepreneurial leadership to his work. Because of it, countless citizens nationwide travel safely.
As president and CEO of New Jersey-based Boswell Engineering, the firm his grandfather created in 1924, Boswell leads teams that provide expertise across the full spectrums of civil and environmental engineering. The company serves municipal, county, state and federal clients along the mid-Atlantic corridor and also as far away as Minnesota, Arkansas and Hawaii; private sector clients include complex industrial concerns and some of the largest developers in the nation.
Boswell Engineering has improved key regional highways, including the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 287. In addition, the firm has performed work on Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, New Jersey's busiest commuter train station; waterfront structures for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Newark Liberty International Airport; and Sinatra Park in Hoboken, adjacent to the Stevens campus.
Boswell often recruits and hires Stevens graduates to work for his company.
“They always turn out to be brilliant,” he says.
As a longtime Stevens board member, and chairman of the Board of Trustees since 2018, Boswell has been instrumental in creating and sustaining the university’s upward trajectory. He encourages students through a named, endowed scholarship and further strengthens the Stevens experience with his support for the Koch Associate Professorship for Financial Innovation.
In recognition, Boswell was the recipient of the university's prestigious Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. Entrepreneurship Award in 2004. He received an honorary doctorate from Stevens in 2013.