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.
A Budget Message from President McInnis
September 24, 2020
Dear Stony Brook Staff and Faculty,
Last month, I shared detailed information about the budget challenges facing Stony
Brook University, including the short-term financial impact of COVID-19 as well as
some of the concerning longer-term trends that we will all need to understand and
address in the years ahead. I was so pleased that nearly 1,700 of you were able to
join a series of virtual Campus Conversations to discuss these issues in more detail
and many more of you have visited the Achieving Financial Sustainability website.
It has been heartening to see members of our community greet these challenges with
a renewed sense of commitment, collegiality and enthusiasm to build on the excellence
of Stony Brook.