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.
Maurie McInnis Inaugurated as the Sixth President of Stony Brook University
Providing her vision for what she described as a “luminous, ambitious future,” Maurie
McInnis was officially inaugurated as the sixth president of Stony Brook University
on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Island Federal Arena, before an enthusiastic crowd of faculty,
staff, students, alumni, family and friends, along with local officials and representatives
from colleges and universities from across the country.
In her much anticipated inaugural address, McInnis asked the audience to think back
nearly sixty years to October, 1962, when a handful of buildings built upon old potato
fields and less than 800 students constituted the campus of what would eventually
become “an educational powerhouse.”