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Maurie McInnis Named Sixth President of Stony Brook University

SBU Home Campusㅣ2020-04-01 14:13

Maurie McInnis, PhD, currently executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin and a renowned cultural historian, will become the sixth president of Stony Brook University, SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Merryl H. Tisch and SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson have announced.


Dr. McInnis’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced following a vote by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.


“This is an exciting moment for Stony Brook, and I’m confident Dr. Maurie McInnis will take the university to even greater heights in its unique role in fostering innovation, creativity and research that impacts the state, country and the world,” said SUNY Chancellor Johnson.


“Dr. McInnis’s scholarship that advances cross-disciplinary research, her extraordinary advocacy on the part of faculty excellence and her demonstrated excellence in fostering greater opportunities for students through higher education aligns perfectly with the mission of Stony Brook University.”


“It is now as important as ever to support all our campuses with strong and proven leaders who can quickly navigate challenges, such as the impact of the coronavirus, and keep our students on a path to the world class higher education they expect,” said SUNY Chairman Tisch. “Dr. Maurie McInnis has demonstrated experience and the characteristics of such a leader, and we are entrusting her to lead and inspire the students and faculty of Stony Brook University for years to come.”


As chief executive for Stony Brook, Dr. McInnis will also oversee Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center, encompassing five health sciences schools, three hospitals, and 120 community-based healthcare settings, and will play a key role in economic development on Long Island and in Stony Brook’s role as a co-manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory.


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