Office of the President
Dr. Maurie McInnis is the sixth President of Stony Brook University, one of America’s
leading public universities and an internationally recognized research institution.
As chief executive for Stony Brook, Dr. McInnis also oversees Stony Brook Medicine,
Long Island’s premier academic medical center, encompassing five health sciences schools,
four hospitals, and 200 community-based healthcare settings. She plays a key role
in economic development on Long Island and in Stony Brook’s role as a co-manager of
Brookhaven National Laboratory.
McInnis most recently served as the executive vice president and provost for the University
of Texas at Austin, a top public research university serving more than 50,000 students.
A renowned cultural historian and author, McInnis’ academic scholarship has focused on
race, slavery, and power in the American South.
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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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