Skip Navigation

Presidential Search Update: March 3, 2020

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

I am writing to update you on the search for the next president of Stony Brook University. The  Search Committee spent the last six months preparing for the search, reviewing candidate materials and interviewing a deeply capable pool of candidates. The Committee finished its work last week by selecting candidates to recommend to the  Stony Brook Council. The Council met yesterday and selected three finalists to recommend for consideration by Chancellor Kristina Johnson. I am happy to report that the Committee and the Council reached an overwhelming consensus on these three individuals. Chancellor Johnson will now review the candidates with her Executive Leadership team and select one of them to be our next President. The Chancellor’s selection must be also be approved by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

The campus search process has been most rewarding. We had over 50 applicants, conducted 10 interviews and selected 3 terrific finalists. I thank the members of the Committee and the Council who gave their time and insights throughout this process. We came together as a team focused on finding a set of finalists who could take Stony Brook to the next level. As noted in an earlier message, our goal was to attract a dynamic, strategic and collaborative leader who will continue the momentum and enhance Stony Brook in its role as a top national research university. I believe we have met this charge and look forward to the entire SBU campus community welcoming the candidate ultimately approved by the Chancellor and the SUNY Board.


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