State Government Relations
As one of four research centers in the SUNY system and the only SUNY research center with a hospital and medical school, Stony Brook University is a recognized and admired institution in the halls of the State Capitol.
Government Relations works closely with state representatives as well as the Governor's office, leadership in both the Senate and Assembly, and Chairs of the higher education, health, economic development committees and others. Stony Brook depends on budget decisions to fund University operations including critical maintenance and capital improvements. We advocate on legislative matters such as NY SUNY 2020, which is enabling Stony Brook University to hire over 250 new faculty and increase student recruitment. Stony Brook is also an exemplar of college affordability, and has developed leading edge financial aid programs to provide additional tuition assistance to our students.
Through its relationships with SUNY and the State Legislature, Stony Brook University has advanced itself as a leading national research center – in particular, Stony Brook's Advanced Energy and Research Technology Center (AERTC) and its New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) are leaders in research and development. President Stanley serves on the Governor's Economic Regional Council for Long Island and Stony Brook partners with agencies such as New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and is a member of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium.