President Stanley to Attend White House Summit on Expanding College Opportunity
Washington, DC – Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will join President Obama and the First Lady at the White House tomorrow to discuss the expansion of college opportunity for students from the country’s neediest school districts and low-income families. Dr. Stanley joins State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and college and university presidents and leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and businesses from across the country.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 16
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon and 2-4 p.m.
About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 24,000 students and 2,200 faculty. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation and Kiplinger named it the 29th best value in public colleges for in-state students and 20th for out-of-state students. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional 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.