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About the Presidential Search

Dear Members of the Stony Brook Community,

We are pleased to announce that Stony Brook University has commenced a comprehensive national search for its sixth president. As Chair of the Search Committee, I take seriously this important task at this key moment in Stony Brook history.

The Search Committee represents the diversity of Stony Brook and was selected in accordance with SUNY policy and guidelines. Members are committed to conducting a search that yields an accomplished, visionary and inspirational president to lead Stony Brook University as it continues its forward trajectory as one of the top public research universities in the United States.

The Search Committee is advisory to the SUNY Board of Trustees and consists of faculty, staff, Stony Brook Foundation members, students, administration, alumni and Stony Brook Council members who will conduct the search with a dedication to considering the best overall interests of the institution rather than those of any one constituency.  

We have retained the services of Isaacson, Miller (IM), an accomplished education recruitment firm with deep experience at the highest levels of academia.

This website will keep you informed of the progress of the search and will contain all relevant public information related to the search process.

Comments and suggestions may be submitted to


Kevin S. Law
Chair, Stony Brook Presidential Search Committee
Chair, Stony Brook Council