Statement of the New York State Council of School Superintendents on the Election of Dr. Lester Young as Chancellor of the Board of Regents

January 11, 2021


Robert Lowry, Deputy Director
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ALBANY, NY – The New York State Council of School Superintendents congratulates Dr. Lester Young on his election as Chancellor of the Board of Regents. 

Chancellor Young has already had a profound impact on New York’s educational landscape and has kept a steadfast focus on equity for all children, everywhere in our state. He brings a strong set of diverse experiences to his new position. He was once a superintendent within the New York City school system and was once a Deputy Commissioner within the Department that he will now help to lead.

Chancellor Young has directly contributed to the work of the Council through our Commission on Diversity and Inclusivity. We admire the work he has done in leading the state’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at improving opportunities and outcomes for boys and young men of color.

We are confident Chancellor Young will be an advocate for all students and a strong leader for our state’s top education policymaking body.

The New York State Council of School Superintendents is a professional and advocacy organization with over a century of service to school superintendents and assistant superintendents in New York State. The Council provides more than 800 members with professional development opportunities, publications and personal support while advocating for public education and the superintendency.