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.
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Policy
July 23, 2020
Stony Brook University is deeply disturbed by the cruel, harmful, and ill-conceived
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) policy that threatens to prevent international
students from studying in the U.S. The policy stands in stark opposition to values
that are at the very heart of how we operate and what we stand for: diversity, equity,
inclusion, equal access to our world-class education, social mobility opportunities,
and the knowledge that our diverse and talented student body is what helps us solve
some of society’s biggest challenges.
That’s why we are challenging the SEVP policy on all fronts.