STONY BROOK, NY, December 10, 2019 – Lauren Brookmeyer, Director of Government Relations at Stony Brook University, has been elected 2020 President of The Science Coalition (TSC). Serving as TSC’s Vice President of External Relations and Chair of the Communications Committee this past year, Brookmeyer played a crucial leadership role by enhancing TSC’s communications and public relations strategies.
Established in 1994, TSC is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. It is dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive the United States’ global competitiveness.
“I am honored and humbled to serve as The Science Coalition’s President,” said Brookmeyer. “I look forward to leveraging key communications tools to supplement the government relations advocacy work of our universities in an effort to support TSC’s core mission – increasing critical funding for scientific research.”
The election of Brookmeyer as President represents the first time in the history of the TSC that a representative of Stony Brook University has held this prestigious leadership position.
At Stony Brook since 2014, Brookmeyer received both her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and Master’s in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Hofstra University.
About Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University, widely regarded as a SUNY flagship, is going beyond the expectations of what today’s public universities can accomplish. Since its founding in 1957, this young university has grown to become one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with over 26,000 students, more than 2,700 faculty members and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Our faculty have earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment: U.S.News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation. Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs. Stony Brook University fuels Long island’s economic growth. Its impact on the Long island economy amounts to $7.38 billion in increased output. Our state, country and world demand ambitious ideas, imaginative solutions and exceptional leadership to forge a better future for all. The students, alumni, researchers and faculty of Stony Brook University are prepared to meet this challenge.