Office of the President
Maurie McInnis is the sixth president of Stony Brook University, an internationally
recognized public research institution and center of academic excellence designated
as a flagship university in New York State and ranked as the number one public university
in the state under her leadership.
Appointed in July 2020, President McInnis also oversees Stony Brook Medicine, Long
Island’s premier academic medical center, which encompasses five health sciences schools,
four hospitals, and 200 community-based healthcare settings. She is a key player in
furthering economic development on Long Island and in Stony Brook’s role as part of
the management team of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of
A renowned cultural historian and author, President McInnis’ academic scholarship
has focused on race, slavery, and power in the 19th century American South. She brings
to Stony Brook her humanist values , among them her conviction that institutes of
higher learning should use their expertise and influence to address major societal
problems. As such, she is deeply committed to the mission of public research universities.
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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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