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President Hosts Legislative Breakfast, Emphasizes Key Priorities

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Leg breakfast 24 2
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis hosted the annual legislative breakfast February 23 at the Charles B. Wang Center. Photos by John Griffin.

Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis welcomed state and local elected officials at a legislative breakfast February 23 to share recent successes and the budget request for the upcoming legislative session.

The annual event highlighted the importance of securing funding for both Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine, focusing on operating aid and capital investment. The president underscored the critical role that financial support plays in advancing and maintaining academic and healthcare initiatives that benefit the university and the community it serves.

Leg breakfast 24 1The second priority brought attention to the SUNY Hospitals and the broader healthcare system. McInnis emphasized the need for sustained backing to ensure the delivery of high-quality healthcare services. The discussions delved into the challenges and opportunities within the healthcare landscape, exploring ways to strengthen partnerships between Stony Brook University and how the Southampton campus may be used for critical workforce housing.

Economic development initiatives were the third priority, showcasing the pivotal role Stony Brook University plays in spearheading impactful projects. McInnis shed light on the university’s leadership in economic development and innovation, focusing on Stony Brook named as the leader of the team selected by New York City to develop a Center for Climate Solutions on Governors Island. The discussions aimed to garner support from Albany, acknowledging the symbiotic relationship between the university’s initiatives and the economic well-being of New York State.

President McInnis concluded the breakfast by expressing gratitude for the engagement of the legislature and reiterating the university’s dedication to improving New York State, defined by collective achievement and progress.

 

 

 

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