Merryl H. Tisch

Merryl H. Tish

Merryl H. Tisch was appointed to the New York State Board of Regents on April 1, 1996 and reelected to five year terms on April 1, 2001 and April 1, 2006.  She was elected Vice Chancellor by her colleagues effective April 1, 2007 .  Regent Tisch brings to her appointment many years of experience in the fields of education, community service, and philanthropy.  Most recently, she was appointed co-chair of the Board of Regents’ Committee on Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education/Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities Committee.

Regent Tisch is chairperson of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.  With an annual budget of $100 million, Met Council has gained national recognition for its work in the areas of youth and family services, housing, poverty programs, and neighborhood preservation.  Previously, Regent Tisch served as chairperson of the Mt. Sinai Children’s Center Foundation.

Regent Tisch serves on the executive committees of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the UJA-Federation of New York, the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Citizens Budget Commission.  Additionally, she serves on the board of The Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York.  She was appointed to the Graduate School of Education's Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and has been a board member of both Barnard College and the Dalton School.

From 1977 to 1984 Regent Tisch taught first-graders at New York City’s Ramaz School and the B’nai Jeshurun School.  She received a B.A. from Barnard College, an M.A. in Education from New York University, and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.


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