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McCormick Named Development Director for Alda Center, SoCJ, Stony Brook Libraries 

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headshot of Joan McCormickJoan McCormick, a development professional with decades of experience, was recently named director of development for the School of Communication and Journalism (SoCJ) and Academic Affairs.

In this new role, McCormick will lead development efforts for the SoCJ and its close partner, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, as well as the Stony Brook Libraries.

“We are delighted to welcome Joan to the team and eager to start working with her to support the growth and development of these three critical areas,” said Laura Lindenfeld, dean of the SoCJ and executive director of the Alda Center. “A fundamental part of the mission of the School and the Center is to bring together individuals and teams from different disciplines and experiences to support the greater good of our institution, and Joan’s dual role will help to build momentum to do exactly that.”

“Prominent universities such as Stony Brook University emphasize the importance of their libraries. These institutions view libraries not only as repositories of information and data but also as vibrant hubs where ideas are nurtured and minds are enriched,” said Karim Boughida, dean of the Libraries. “Joan will help us ensure that we will be better positioned to serve our vision as bold and innovative leaders in advancing research, teaching, and learning.”

McCormick comes to Stony Brook with deep experience in higher education and healthcare advancement work. Most recently, she served as the executive director of development for CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. At Newmark, she secured greatly increased support for students, faculty and programs, and helped plan and launch a comprehensive campaign. McCormick has also held fundraising leadership positions at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Pratt Institute, the NYU Stern School of Business, the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Rutgers University.

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