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President Samuel L. Stanley speaking at his farewell reception. Stony Brook held the reception on June 25, 2019. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook says farewell to President Stanley

Samantha Robinson June 30, 2019
Stony Brook University hosted a farewell reception for President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. on Tuesday, June 25. Stanley, who announced his departure from the university on Tuesday, May 28, will be assuming the position of President at Michigan State University in August.
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Stanley can walk the walk, but can he talk to students?

Emily Benson February 13, 2014
Responsibility and power: two things needed to make a great leader. Stony Brook is home to many honorable and worthy leaders in administration, but I think some have forgotten that leadership is not a job of isolation. Now, I’m not here to call anybody out, *cough* President Stanley *cough*, but I would say that good leadership should provide a sense of presence and connection among the community. A good leader, in my mind, is someone that wants to truly represent their people, and right now, Stanley seems to avoid contact with the student body like the plague.
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