President Stanley Invited to Participate on Cuomo Transition Team for Health & Education
STONY BROOK, NY, November 16, 2010 — Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., has been invited to participate on Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo’s Health and Education Transition Committee. According to a press release issued by the Governor Elect’s press office, ***image2*** Health & Education “is one of three final transition committees appointed to fill top-level personnel” for the Cuomo Administration. The committees will recruit, review and recommend talented candidates for key positions.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with the Governor elect’s transition team,” said President Stanley. “I look forward to contributing all I can to this important effort.”
About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. In the 53 years since its founding, the University has grown tremendously, now with nearly 25,000 students and 2,200 faculty and is recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and ranks among the top 100 national universities in America and among the top 50 public national universities in the country according to the 2010 U.S. News & World Report survey. Considered one of the “flagship” campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, joining an elite group of universities, including Berkeley, University of Chicago, Cornell, MIT, and Princeton, that run federal research and development laboratories. SBU is a driving force of the Long Island economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.
Excerpts from the Governor- Elect Press Release
“I want to thank the men and women who have committed their time to help build our Administration, a true public service that will further our work to improve New York,” Cuomo said. “The challenges ahead require talented individuals who believe in State government and are passionate about doing the work of the people of New York. I am confident that with the transition committees we have assembled, we will bring the best and brightest minds into State service.”
Cuomo’s transition is chaired and directed by Lieutenant Governor-Elect Robert Duffy. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, former New York State Comptroller Carl McCall, and former Chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corp Felix Rohatyn serve as the transition co-chairs. The transition committees began meeting this week and are still in formation.