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Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor | Members at Large
At Large
Regents Office
State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12234 | Phone: (518) 474-5889
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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, April 1, 2006 and April 1, 2011. She was elected Vice Chancellor by her colleagues effective April 1, 2007, was elected Chancellor by her colleagues effective April 1, 2009 and re-elected to three year terms effective April 1, 2010 and April 1, 2013. Chancellor Tisch brings to her appointment many years of experience in the fields of education, community service, and philanthropy.

Chancellor 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, Chancellor Tisch served as chairperson of the Mt. Sinai Children’s Center Foundation.

Chancellor 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 Chancellor 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.

Last Updated: November 12, 2014