March 21, 2016

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie and Education Chair Cathy Nolan on Election of Dr. Betty Rosa as Chancellor and Andrew Brown as Vice Chancellor of Board of Regents

On behalf of the New York State Assembly, we would like to congratulate Dr. Betty Rosa for being elected as Chancellor of the Board of Regents and Andrew Brown on his election as Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents. Both regents have demonstrated their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of education for children across New York State.

Dr. Rosa has established a reputation as an outstanding educator and a fierce advocate for students facing adversity. She has dedicated herself to helping children who face challenges such as poverty, disabilities, emotional hardship and language barriers. Her commitment to removing educational obstacles demonstrates her devotion to putting our children first.

Vice Chancellor Brown is an accomplished attorney and is rated at the highest level for both his ability and ethical standards. His integrity and experience as a college educator will undoubtedly ensure that education remains a top priority in New York.

We are confident Chancellor-elect Rosa and Vice Chancellor-elect Brown will continue to honor New York State's commitment to providing every child with the most equitable high quality education.