Jim Morgo Appointed to the Stony Brook University Council
Former Suffolk Chief Deputy County Executive, Housing Advocate, Legislator and Teacher Appointed by Governor Paterson
STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 17, 2010 – Jim Morgo, a business consultant, former Suffolk Chief Deputy County Executive and a long-time affordable housing developer has been appointed by New York State Governor David A. Paterson to the Stony Brook University Council. The Stony Brook Council is an advisory body to the institution and to the President and Senior Officers of Stony Brook University.
A Bayport resident, Mr. Morgo is currently President of Morgo Private Public Strategies, a private-sector consulting business that specializes in municipal approvals and community acceptance and is the part-time economic development coordinator for the Town of Brookhaven. Morgo succeeds John Cochrane, whose seven year term concluded this year.
The council, chaired by Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association, Inc. consists of 10 members, nine of whom are appointed to seven-year terms by the governor of the State of New York, and one student member elected in alternating years from among the campus’ undergraduate and graduate student organizations.
“I have known Jim for more than twenty years and have worked with him at both the LI Housing Partnership and the County of Suffolk,” said Council Chair, Kevin Law. “We also both served together as Trustees for Suffolk Community College. Jim’s passion for education, housing and economic development runs deeper than anyone in public service. I can not think of a finer person to join the SBU Council and look forward to working with Jim once again.”
From November 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Morgo was Chief Deputy County Executive for Suffolk County, the ninth largest County in the United States with 900 square miles and a population of 1.5 million people. In this capacity, Mr. Morgo had direct oversight of all county departments consisting of more …