Message from President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD

Dear Members of the Stony Brook University Community:

President Stanley

As we return to campus, it is my pleasure to announce that at its June 26 meeting, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed our accreditation and commended Stony Brook on the self-study process and report.

Middle States accreditation is an expression of confidence in an institution’s mission and goals, performance and resources. Middle States’ action clearly demonstrates that Stony Brook is in close alignment with the Commission’s 14 accreditation standards of excellence. It affirms the high quality of our academic programs, the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations, and the quality and competence of our faculty, staff, and governance process.

This was welcome news and I extend my appreciation and congratulations to Provost Dennis Assanis, and the entire Middle States Reaccreditation Steering Committee, led by Co-Chairs Daniel Davis and Charlie Robbins and Middle States Coordinator Lauren Tacke-Cushing, as well as to the many working groups, faculty, administrators, and staff who contributed to this extraordinarily successful campus-wide process.

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

About the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
As a regional accrediting body, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (“Middle States”) examines each of its member institutions on a 10-year cycle to help promote educational excellence and ensure compliance with its outlined standards of quality. Stony Brook University received its initial accreditation from Middle States in 1957. Our Middle States membership demonstrates our commitment to self-assessment and to providing a comprehensive world-class education, which inspires lifelong learning.



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