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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2017
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Statement from Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Commissioner MaryEllen Elia on Board of Regents Appointments

We congratulate Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown and Regent Nan Eileen Mead on their re-elections to the Board of Regents. Vice Chancellor Brown and Regent Mead have been integral to the Board’s work on critically important issues, including ensuring equity in all schools for all of our students; implementing high quality learning standards that will improve the teaching and learning that takes places in New York’s classrooms; and offering students multiple, rigorous pathways to earn a meaningful high school diploma.

We are also delighted to welcome Susan Mittler, who was elected to the Board of Regents today by the New York State Legislature. Susan brings to the Board decades of professional and volunteer work on behalf of New York’s schoolchildren and public education – and we have no doubt that Susan will make important contributions to the Board’s deliberations and policy-making.

Finally, we would like to offer a fond farewell to Regent James Tallon. In his 15 years of service on the Board of Regents, Jim has made vast and substantial contributions to better the lives of children in New York State. His knowledge, decorum and counsel have proven invaluable to the Board time and time again. We are grateful for his unconditional commitment to improving education for all of New York's children.