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.
Progress Report on Financial Sustainability Initiative
November 10, 2020
To the Stony Brook Community,
In a time when it is easy (and understandably so) to be consumed by the national news,
it is critical that we remain focused on the work that will ensure our future here
at Stony Brook University. With that in mind, I want to provide an update on the efforts
of the Financial Sustainability Steering Committee, which began in earnest one month
We now have roughly 120 faculty and staff engaged in our Strategic Budget Initiative
across five task forces and the technical support team. In a clear demonstration of
the power of partnership, the co-chairs of each task force have built teams that have
enthusiastically embraced their charge.