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SBU: History and Timeline

Information and Resources about the History of Stony Brook University.

Timeline: 1990-1994

Florence Boroson appointed Campus Community Advocate effective April.
D. Bruce Johnstone schedules five-year review of President Marburger.
Irwin Lamm becomes first Director of Long Island State Veterans Home.
David Glass appointed Vice Provost for Research.

NYS/UUP establishes Excellence Awards Program.
President Marburger appointed to Research Foundation Board University.
Hospital celebrates 10th anniversary.
New USB logo proposed.

Planning begins for campus cogeneration plant.

Chancellor Johnstone visits campus to meet with the Stony Brook Council.
Court date set for Dube case.
Stony Brook Council holds ‘Open Meeting’ on parking fees.
Office of Campus Community Advocate opens.

Alex King becomes Vice Provost for Graduate Studies.
Patrick Heelan appointed Acting Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts.
Governor Cuomo speaks at Commencement.

Carole Cohen appointed Vice President for University Affairs.
New policy manual issued.
SUNY Trustee Alan Iselin visits USB.

President Marburger takes three-month study leave; Provost Edelstein provides campus leadership.
Lou Rose resigns as Director of Human Resources effective September 1.

University adopts new "tree" logo.

USB posts largest enrollment in history 17,623 students.
Dalai Lama visits campus.
AI Ingle appointed Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations.
Ron Douglas becomes Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.
James McKenna appointed Dean of International Programs.
Patrick Heelan named Dean pro tern for Humanities and Fine Arts.
Richard Porter serves as Acting Dean for Physical Sciences and Mathematics.
Carlson takes over travel office.
SBF organizes Student Ambassadors group.
Chimes are heard for first time (every hour from the Administration Building).

Indoor Sports Complex formally dedicated.
First annual SBF Day held.
Incubator building site dedicated.
SUNY approves Assistant University Counsel for campus Military recruitment debate opens.

Women's Volleyball team wins State championship and advances to final game of NCAA Division III regional tournament.
Undergraduate Admissions hosts first Annual Wine Tasting as fund raiser for scholarships.
Graduate housing ribbon-cutting ceremony held.
Campus hosts dinner for Richard Cahn, who is resigning as SUNY Regional Counsel.

Hospital Review:
Hospital is designated Level One Trauma Center for Suffolk County.
Otolaryngology program, speech and dermatology programs begin.
CPEP, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, opens.
First Employee Recognition Program is held.
The "BEST" (Bringing Excellence and Service Together) newsletter begins publication to keep employees informed of hospital events and expansion.
Hospital initiates a "smoke-free" policy.
Operating rooms are expanded based on need.

Campus required to absorb $1.7 million mid-year budget cut.
Tuition increased by $150 per semester.
State imposes second payroll deferment plan.
Holiday curtailment of activities results in utility cost avoidance of $375,000.
Interfaith Center sponsors Peace Rally on campus.

Campus Life-time established.
Campus holds Forum on War in the Persian Gulf.

President Marburger maintains position on permitting military recruitment on campus.
Thomas Boyden becomes Associate Vice President for Development.
Irwin Kra becomes Dean for Physical Sciences and Mathematics.

SUNY's fiscal year shifts to July 1 beginning.
I-CON celebrates 10th anniversary.
Students stage two-day demonstration in Administration Building opposing suspension of students involved in blood drive disturbance in December. 
Students take over President's Office for two days to protest proposed tuition increase.
Public Forum on arming Public Safety Officers held.

Campus holds first Commencement in Indoor Sports Complex President.
Marburger sets up committee on arming Public Safety Officers.
HSC reorganizes Public Relations and Development offices and changes reporting responsibility to Vice President for University Affairs.
Stony Brook's VIP Hall of Fame inducts first honorees.
Campus holds welcome home rally for Desert Storm troops.
Presidential Steering Committee for Employee Training and Development formed.

Andrew Policano resigns as Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences effective July 1; Bryce Hool appointed to post
Campus Master Plan report issued.

First annual Training Month held.
State operating budget cut by $10 million and requires reduction in number of authorized positions.
Tuition increased $500 per year.
John Reeves announces resignation as Director of Physical Education and Athletics.
Commissary renamed Central Services Building.
School of Medicine establishes Dean's Council to assist in fund raising and public relations for the Medical Center
ARA awarded campus food service contract.

Trustee Roderick Chu visits campus.
Arthur Ashe is featured speaker for New Student Convocation.

Edmund McTernan retires as Dean of Allied Health Professions; Robert Hawkins becomes Dean pro tem.
President Marburger named Chairman of United Way of Long Island Campaign.
Matthew Sobel becomes Acting Dean of Harriman School.
Enrollments again reach all-time high at 17,700 students.
Diversity award established and named in honor of Emile and Myrna Adams, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Provost for Affirmative Action.
Diversified Education Curriculum introduced to guide undergraduate education.

Long Island State Veterans Home officially opens.
Dianne Rulnick joins staff as Director of University Human Resources.
The SUNY 2000 Report formally endorsed by Board of Trustees Committee on Future Directions in Athletics recommends move to NCAA Division I; President Marburger accepts recommendation.
President Marburger appoints University Safety Council.
New Health Sciences Center parking structure opens.
PERB rules that GAs and TAs are employees and have right to unionize.
Dedication of Pritchard Gymnasium.

SUNY gets mid-year budget reduction of $28.7 million; USB share is $3.8 million.
Myrna Adams becomes Affirmative Action Officer.
The National Science Foundation designates the University at Stony Brook as a Science and Technology Center in High Pressure Research.

Hospital Review:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit expands from 30 to 40 beds.
The New York State Long Island Veterans Home opens across from the hospital, Loop Road.
504 beds are now open and staffed reaching 100% completion; 2,955 babies are born.
Hospital lobby is renovated.
Geriatric Unit and satellite laboratory open.
Introduction of Administrative Grand Rounds and Service Line Administration for cardiovascular, cancer and trauma.
Newsday features the hospital's growth in front page article titled, "Promises to Keep."
2,901 babies are born.

Ground-breaking ceremony for Incubator held.
Campus saves $83,000 on utilities during holiday intersession.
SUNY Trustees approved agreement between USB and cogeneration plant developers; further State approvals are required next.
Dedication of Herman Nertz Track in the Indoor Sports Complex.
Garber takes over campus travel office.

Chancellor Johnstone visits campus.
Graduate student apartments named in honor of Arthur A. Schomburg.
President's Administrative Issues Forum established and set to meet weekly.

University Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 10th anniversary.
Steve Englebright becomes State Assemblyman representing campus.
First drafts of Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Goals and Objectives issued as part of strategic planning initiative.

SB News is introduced to campus.
Stony Brook hosts display of AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Presidential candidate Jerry Brown speaks on campus.

USB holds first annual Faculty Achievement Dinner.
Newsday publishes major 10-part series on SUNY.
USB joins Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and North Shore Hospital in creating the Long Island Research Institute to facilitate technology transfers.

Patrick Heelan resigns as Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts.
Dedication ceremony held for new facilities for School of Dental Medicine.

USB confronts $7.2 million cut in State budget.
Tuition increases by $500 per year (again).
Human Resources enhances faculty and staff orientation programs.
Dean Jerry Schubel to lead self-study process.

Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine visits campus to discuss regional economic development.
Undergraduate enrollments dip below targets.

Chancellor Johnstone visits USB and meets with representatives of institutional advancement from all SUNY Long Island campuses.
Yacov Shamash becomes Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Matthew Sobel named Dean of Harriman School for Management and Policy.
C. N. Yang awarded the University Medal on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
Deputy to the President Stan Altman resigns to become Advisor to the President on Health Finance.
USB's Child Care Services is first program in Suffolk County to be accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.
Dan Melucci promoted to Assistant Vice President for Finance and Management; Mark Maciulaitis becomes Budget Director.
Richard Kramer becomes Dean pro tern for Humanities and Fine Arts.
"Quiet" residence halls available for first time.
Emily Thomas named University Planning Coordinator.

Governor attends opening of the Long Island High Technology Incubator.
Installation of new campus directional signs begins.
President Marburger hosts Provosts Appreciation Day honoring Bentley Glass, Sidney Gelber, Homer Neal, Jerry Schubel and Tilden Edelstein.
Preliminary planning process for stadium gets under way.
President's Administrative Issues Forum changes to bi-weekly meetings Gerianne Sands appointed SUNY Associate Counsel on USB campus.

SUNY graduate students vote to unionize.
Professor Manuel London becomes Deputy to the President.
Women's Volleyball Team finishes third in NCAA Division III.
Planning begins on feasibility of capital campaign.
Dean Jerry Schubel chairs Undergraduate Project Steering Committee.

USB and Professor Ernest Dube reach agreement.
Philias Garant resigns as Dean of the School of Dental Medicine.

Plans for Engineering 2000 in full swing.
Planning for new Life Sciences facility under way.
Burton Pollack named Dean of the School of Dental Medicine.
Lorna McBarnette becomes Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions.
John Donohue joins USB as Associate Vice President for Development.
University Safety Council issues analysis of pros and cons of arming Public Safety Officers; campus invited to comment.
Holiday shutdown results in utility savings of $94,000.
Human Resources announces plans for Connections, a customer service training program.
Corner Stone Club for major donors to SEFA/United Way campaign set up.

Vice President for Student Affairs Fred Preston assumes oversight of ADA.
Staller Center for the Arts flooded following water main break.

Men's basketball team plays first game at Madison Square Garden.
Governor Cuomo visits campus.
Donald Langenberg, Chancellor of the University of Maryland System, to chair Middle States accreditation team.

Provost Tilden Edelstein announces intention to resign in June 1994.
Richard Laskowski becomes Dean of Physical Education and Athletics.
President Marburger appoints Advisory Committee on Provost Search.
Korean sculpture placed in Engineering Quad and dedicated.
Chapin Apartments rededicated after extensive rehabilitation.
George Marshall becomes Assistant Vice President for Institutional Services.

Staller Center reopens after flood damage repaired.
President Marburger authorizes limited arming program for Public Safety Officers.
Ernest Boyer, President of the Carnegie Foundation, is featured speaker at Faculty Achievement Dinner.

President Marburger announces decision to step down as President effective upon the designation of a successor.
Myrna Adams resigns as Affirmative Action Officer.
Emile Adams retires as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
Bryce Hool to become Deputy Provost.

Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Stony Brook Council Chair.
Aaron B. Donner, holds organizational meeting.
School of Allied Health Professions changes name to School of Health Technology and Management; plans expansion New student enrollments rebound from last year's decline.

G Quad renamed in honor of Harold Mendelsohn.
Peter Baigent joins staff as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
Lawrence Martin becomes Vice Provost for Graduate Studies.
University Hospital, clinical operations of the School of Medicine andmanaged care initiatives to be called University Medical Center.
SUNY Trustees Richard Berman, Edward Sommer and John Holloman visit campus.
Edward Katkin becomes Acting Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Planning under way for licensing logos and trademarks.

Gary Matthews named Affirmative Action Officer.
Groundbreaking ceremony for Student Activities Center held.
New campus entrance signs installed.
Roger Pijacki resigns as Vice Provost for Computing and Communications; Rich Reeder assumes responsibilities.
Stony Brook Child Care Services plans to purchase Parson House.
TOPTEAM begins to meet.

Craig Malbon becomes Vice President for Research.
President's Administrative Issues Forum disbands.
Consultants recommend USB launch capital campaign.
CED's Workforce Development Center dedicated.
Marburgers named SBF Volunteers of the Year.

Jordan Cohen to resign as Dean of the School of Medicine effective March 1.
Carole Cohen to step down as Vice President for University Affairs on March 1.

Hospital Review:
Stroke Unit opens at the hospital.
Hospital performs its first cryosurgery for prostate cancer.
Hospital is renamed "University Hospital and Medical Center".
2,868 babies are born.

Naji Abumrad appointed Acting Dean of the School of Medicine.
Michael Geheb appointed Acting Director of the University Medical Center.
Manny London to serve as Interim Administrator for University Affairs Construction begins for cogeneration facility.

Office of Governmental Relations moves from University Affairs to President's area.
Graduate students ratify collective bargaining agreement between the State and GSEU.
Sculpture removed from Administration Building lobby.
NYS Supreme Court ruling bans military recruitment on all SUNY campuses.
USB athletic teams change name from Patriots to Seawolves effective July 1.

Chancellor Johnstone retires for health reasons; Provost Joseph Burke to be Interim Chancellor.
Cornerstone Ceremony celebrates beginning of construction of cogeneration facility.

William T. Newell, Jr., retires as University Hospital Director.
AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed on campus.
Middle States evaluation team visits campus.
Research I classification reaffirmed by Carnegie Foundation.
President Marburger portrait unveiled and displayed in Melville Library.

On September 1st, Shirley Strum Kenny assumes presidency of the University.

Hospital Review:
The National Institutes of Health awarded a 9.3 million dollar grant to fund the opening of the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Center, one of only 44 in the nation.
In April, William Newell steps down as executive director of hospital emphasizing the need for the hospital to expand its patient base and compete aggressively for patients in view of significant changes in the way healthcare is delivered and paid for, such as declining Medicare reimbursements.
The hospital, together with SUNY Brooklyn and Albany, also state-owned and operated academic medical centers, is prevented from joining with other healthcare networks in the region.
On July 1, Michael A. Maffetone, DA, assumes position as Hospital director and Chief Executive Officer.
The Cancer Helpline, Health Calls and the Doc-to-Doc services begin under the auspices of Healthcare Teleservices. A national record of 500+ calls is received in July.
Operating budget exceeds $200m.
3,200 babies are born.