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president mcinnis 2023 state of the university

Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis delivered her second State of the University Address to students, faculty, staff, elected representatives and local community members on October 11, 2023.


lgbtq mural

At the September 8, 2023 unveiling of the new mural at West Side Dining (left to right): Maxine Moylan, Lauren Candela, Judith Brown Clarke, Isaiah Daniel, President Maurie McInnis, Mitch Trinka, David Ecker, Justin Fincher, Chris Tanaka, Sonia Garrido and Todd Trainor.


convocation ceremony

President Maurie McInnis takes a photo with students at the First-Year Student Convocation on August 23, 2023, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.


advanced specialty care opening

President McInnis took part in the grand opening of Stony Brook Medicine Advanced Specialty Care in Lake Grove on July 19, 2023.


turkana lecture group

From left to right: Turkana Basin Institute CEO Dino J. Martins, Louise Leakey, National Geographic Society CEO Jill Tiefenthaler, President Maurie McInnis, Director of the Turkana Basin Institute Lawrence Martin, and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger at Leakey'sTurkana lecture on June 5, 2023.


infinity investment group toast

From left to right: Marilyn Simons, Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis, Jim Simons and Simons Foundation President David Spergel toast the announcement of the Simons Infinity Investment on June 1, 2023.


president mcinnis at commencement

President Maurie McInnis is enveloped by confetti at the finale of the Main Commencement Ceremony on May 19, 2023.


sunwood student artists

President Maurie McInnis with the student artists whose work is on exhibit at Sunwood Estate on May 15, 2023.


new york climate exchange celebration group

A contingent of representatives from Stony Brook University, led by President Maurie McInnis, after the April 24, 2023 press conference with New York City Mayor Eric Adams announcing The New York Climate Exchange.


grad day 2023

President McInnis celebrates with the Class of 2023 at Grad Day on April 19, 2023.


Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2023 honorees

From left to right: Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis, Peggy Gelfond, honorees Robert J. Maze and Laurie Landeau, and Rich Gelfond, Stony Brook Foundation chair and CEO of Imax Corporation at the Stars of Stony Brook Gala on April 17, 2023.


chinn hall opening

Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Diversity, Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives Judi Brown Clarke (far left) joins student Benjamin Joffe and President Maurie McInnis (center) at the Dr. May Edward Chinn Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 5, 2023.


student media roundtable

President McInnis spoke with several members from Stony Brook University student media organizations at a roundtable discussion on February 27, 2023.


legislative breakfast

President McInnis spoke with local leaders and government officials at the Legislative Breakfast at the Charles B. Wang Center on February 24, 2023.


OLLI lecture

President McInnis presented her scholarship, “The Shadow of Slavery in American Public Life,” at the Wang Center Theater on February 15 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s (OLLI) Lecture Series during Black History Month.


valerie fund group

President McInnis celebrates The Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on February 13, 2023.



holiday mural

President McInnis, husband Dean Johnson and Wolfie were joined by many members of the SBU community in creating the holiday mural on December 2, 2022.


light the brook

President McInnis takes a group selfie with students at the Light the Brook celebration on November 9, 2022.


chancellor awards

President McInnis presented the SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence on November 2, 2022.


halloween with wolfie

President McInnis enjoys some Halloween fun with Wolfie on October 31, 2022.


seawolves on the hill

President McInnis speaks at the Seawolves on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2022.


homecoming royals

President McInnis with (from left) Vice President of Student Affairs Rick Gatteau; Homecoming Royals Vineeta Abraham, Subhadra Debnath and Kriyal Patel; Wolfie and Dean of Students Ric McClendon at the Homecoming celebration on October 22, 2022.


simons stem scholars lunch

David Spergel, President McInnis and Simons STEM Scholars Program Director Erwin Cabrera at the scholars lunch on October 19, 2022.


state of the university address

President McInnis delivers the State of the University Address at the Staller Center on October 12, 2022.


2021 service awards

President McInnis honored the recipients of the 2021 Service Awards on September 15, 2022.


2020 service awards

President McInnis honored the recipients of the 2020 Service Awards on September 14, 2022.


new student convocation

President McInnis addresses transfer students at the Transfer Student Convocation on August 19, 2022.


move in day

President McInnis helps students bring in their belongings during Move-In Day on August 15, 2022.


may commencement

President McInnis addresses the graduates at the Main Commencement Ceremony at LaValle Stadium on May 20, 2022.


simons foundation gift

David Spergel, President McInnis, Jim Simons and Marilyn Simons at the announcement of the Simons STEM Scholars Program on May 11, 2022.


roth regatta

President McInnis joined Wolfie, Dean of Students Ric McClendon (right) and others from the SBU community at the return of the Roth Regatta on April 29, 2022.



Wolfie joined President McInnis and many from the SBU community at the annual Earthstock Festival on Earth Day, April 22, 2022.


stars of stony brook gala 2022

From left: Stony Brook Foundation Chair and CEO of IMAX Corporation Rich Gelfond ’76, President McInnis and honoree John L. Hennessy ’75, ’77 at the Stars of Stony Brook Gala in New York City on April 13, 2022.


yo yo ma honorary degree

President McInnis and SUNY Trustee Cary Staller (right) presented world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma with an honorary doctorate in music from Stony Brook University on March 12, 2022.


hochul BNL visit

Governor Kathy Hochul tours the Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure (LBMS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory with President McInnis on January 21, 2022.



december commencement

President McInnis congratulated nearly 1,700 graduates at the university’s 24th annual December commencement ceremony December 17, 2021, at Island Federal Arena.


light the brook

President Mcinnis took part in the fourth annual Light the Brook event, continuing a tradition of lighting the Academic Mall, on November 8, 2021.


inauguration ceremony

From left: Cary Staller of the SUNY Board of Trustees joined SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras in officially installing Maurie McInnis as the sixth president of Stony Brook University at the October 23, 2021 Inauguration Ceremony at Island Federal Arena.


uniti center opening

President McInnis was joined by student and campus leaders, along with alumni in the New York State Assembly, for the official ribbon cutting of the UNITI Cultural Center on October 23, 2021.


class of 2020 commencement

President McInnis hands out diplomas at the Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony at LaValle Stadium on September 10, 2021.


welcome bbq

President McInnis takes a group selfie with students at the Welcome BBQ on August 17, 2021.


2021 move in day

President McInnis met with students and parents at Move-In Day on August 16, 2021.


college of arts and sciences commencement

President McInnis at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony on May 19, 2021.


stars of stony brook gala 2021 group

President McInnis with husband Dean Johnson (right), Marilyn Simons and Jim Simons at the Stars of Stony Brook Gala, held virtually for the first time on May 6, 2021.


strawberry fest

President McInnis celebrated Strawberry Fest with the campus community on May 5, 2021.


grad day

President McInnis met with students at Grad Day on April 14, 2021.


aav rally

President McInnis speaks at the vigil to show solidarity and support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community on March 30, 2021.


25000th vaccine at SBU POD

The 25,000th COVID-19 vaccine given at the Stony Brook Point of Distribution (POD) at R&D Park was provided on February 18, 2021. From left to right: President Maurie McInnis (left); Stony Brook Medicine Vice President for Health System Clinical Programs and Strategy Margaret McGovern; 25,000th vaccine recipient and Southampton resident Veronica Lang with her husband James; Wolfie; and Lisa Santeramo, assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.


micinnis at vaccine pod

President McInnis (center) and Interim Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety Lawrence Zacarese (right) with the team at the vaccine point of distriubution (POD) at Research and Development Park on January 16, 2021.



birx visit October 2020

President McInnis with Dr. Deborah Birx, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, who visited Stony Brook University on October 7, 2020, praising the University’s success in controlling the spread of COVID-19.


president mcinnis at southampton somas

President McInnis tours the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Southampton Marine Station on July 31, 2020.


maurie mcinnis

Maurie McInnis began her tenure as President of Stony Brook University on July 1, 2020.


maurie mcinnis

Maurie McInnis, formerly executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin and a renowned cultural historian, was named the sixth president of Stony Brook University on March 26, 2020, announced by SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Merryl H. Tisch and SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson.