I am very excited and proud to join the Stony Brook community as your sixth president.
Stony Brook’s reputation as a university simultaneously dedicated to the success of
its diverse student body and to making the world a better place through cutting-edge
research is well-known.
Since I was named as the next president, I have gotten to know the community in a
way that I would not have otherwise. I am moved by the indefatigable dedication to
serving our community, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, and share what I have
come to see as your unwavering commitment to working together to create a just, humane,
and equitable campus.
A Budget Message from President McInnis
August 12, 2020
Dear Stony Brook Staff and Faculty,
It will surprise no one to hear me say that 2020 has been a year of unprecedented
challenges. Our world, our country, our state, and our University have been tested
like never before, and I am proud to say that Stony Brook has risen to the occasion
with grace, empathy, and courage. Over the past few months, I have seen evidence of
our community’s ability to come together, collaborate, and work as one campus in building
on our history of excellence. Stony Brook’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is one
of the best examples of these attributes coalescing — a testament to the dedication
of all our medical and research teams, the brilliance of our faculty and staff, and
the determination of our students.