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To the campus community:

The Five Year Plan for 2008-2013 sets an ambitious campus agenda that will guide Stony Brook’s growth and development in the next five years. The first two Plans were designed to “fix what needed fixing”; this Plan, completed in our 50th anniversary year, is a blueprint for the future, which encompasses our goals and aspirations from this time forward.

Many people contributed to this Plan. The work began with six task forces that prepared recommendations on Programmatic Directions; Academic Organizational Structure; Graduate Education; Student Experience; Multicampus Development; and Image, Spirit, and Pride. Their reports motivated extensive discussions of campus priorities and directions. Those discussions were synthesized in a draft Plan widely distributed for campus review. Many valuable comments on the draft were submitted in writing and in two public hearings, and this final Plan reflects those insights.

Completing the projects identified in the Five Year Plan will also require the efforts of many people, and I look forward to working on them with you. Principal responsibility for each project has been assigned to one or more administrators, and projects that need significant funding will be addressed in the campus budget process. Annual progress reports will track our success in meeting the goals in a timely fashion.

With the Plan as guide, the next five years should be the most productive and creative era yet at Stony Brook. I look forward to working with you to realize the goals we have committed to achieve.

Shirley Strum Kenny President

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