Office of the President

Michael Bernstein Michael Alan Bernstein, Interim President 

Michael Alan Bernstein was appointed Interim President of Stony Brook University effective Aug. 1, 2019. He had served as Provost since October 2016, where he oversaw numerous initiatives aimed at supporting the University’s missions in research, scholarship, art-making, and teaching. He laid special emphasis on measures enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Interim President Bernstein's teaching and research interests focus on the economic and political history of the United States, macroeconomic theory, industrial organization economics, and the history of economic theory.



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Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost carries responsibility for the academic mission of the west campus, providing direct supervision for all academic units, support services and operations, and coordinating all academic programs. The Deans and Directors of the Colleges, Schools, Libraries, Centers and Institutes, other than those in the Health Science Center, report to the Provost. The Provost acts on behalf of the President in the absence of the President. The Provost works closely with the Dean of the Medical School/Vice President of the Health Sciences Center and the Vice President for Research in academic and research issues that concern the University as a whole.

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Stony Brook Council

The Stony Brook Council serves as an oversight and advisory body to the campus and to Stony Brook’s president and senior officers. In accordance with New York State Education Law, The Council comprises ten members; nine who are appointed to seven-year terms by the governor of the State of New York, and one student member elected in alternating years from among the campus’ undergraduate and graduate students. 

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“An environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion provides our students with the ability to learn how best to be part of today’s evolving workforce and the global community.”


— Interim President Michael A. Bernstein