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Welcome to the Office of the Provost

Michael Bernstein

The Office of the Provost is responsible for sustaining academic excellence and sound budgetary practices across the range of programs in the colleges, schools, research centers, and interdisciplinary institutes on the “west campus” of Stony Brook University (SBU). The Provost acts on behalf of the President in his absence, and also works closely with the Dean of the Medical School/Vice President of the Health Sciences Center and the Vice President for Research.

The Office of the Provost advances Stony Brook University’s missions in research, scholarship, art-making, and teaching. As one of the nation's leading universities, Stony Brook fosters a creative and supportive academic environment spanning all disciplines, in the arts, humanities, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.

Stony Brook University’s faculty members rank among the world’s best, undertaking groundbreaking research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors, mentoring the next generation of creative and influential minds. To further keep world-class academic units at the top of their fields and advance the University’s reputation as a premier academic institution, SBU recently launched an ambitious series of initiatives to enhance faculty hiring and advancement.  

SBU has a distinctive commitment to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, one that seeks to cultivate a diverse community of learning, imagination and discovery. This commitment to diversity is central to our mission. We have an obligation to see to it that the greatest variety of perspectives is brought to bear on the pressing challenges and opportunities of our time. We therefore celebrate our tradition of inclusion and recognize that our success as an institution depends upon its ongoing renewal.

With my best wishes and regards,
Michael Sig
Michael A. Bernstein
Professor of Business, Economics, and History
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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