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Standards and Assessment Work Group

Judith Johnson

Judith Johnson was appointed to the Board of Regents for a five year term effective April 1, 2015. She has devoted her professional life to public education. Whether working to transform national and local educational policy to significantly improve the quality of education, leading school districts to give all children the same opportunity to succeed, or building partnerships with the business community, civic organizations, government leaders and the Arts community, she has built an extensive network of partners to help schools raise student achievement.

Beverly L. Ouderkirk

Beverly L. Ouderkirk was appointed to the New York State Board of Regents on March 10, 2015 for a five-year term effective April 1, 2015. She proudly represents the students, educators, parents, and communities within the eleven counties comprising the major geographic portion of the North Country. Regent Ouderkirk brings to her appointment over fifty years of experience in public education in New York State.

Judith Chin

Judith J. Chin was elected by joint session of the Legislature to the Board of Regents to a three-year term effective March 10, 2015 representing the borough of Queens, the 11th Judicial District.

Kathleen M. Cashin

Kathleen M. Cashin was elected by a joint session of the Legislature to the Board of Regents to a four-year term effective April 1, 2011, representing the 2nd Judicial District representing the borough of Brooklyn. She was again elected to a five-year term effective April 1, 2015.

Wade S. Norwood

Wade Norwood is the Chief Strategy Officer for Common Ground Health (formerly the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency).   Common Ground Health is a not-for-profit community health planning agency that promotes public health in the Finger Lakes region through research, advocacy and community engagement. 

With the support of community leaders, health care providers, consumers, insurers and government, Common Ground Health has a strong record of service aimed toward ensuring accessible, affordable and high quality healthcare for the entire population of the region.

Lester W. Young, Jr.

In March, 2008 Dr. Young was appointed by the New York State Legislature as Regent At Large, The University of the State of New York, re-elected to a five-year term effective April 1, 2010 and again to a five-year term effective April 1, 2015. Currently, he co-chairs the Regent’s P – 12 Education Committee, and chairs the Workgroup to Improve Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color and the Early Childhood Workgroup.

Roger Tilles

Roger B. Tilles was elected to a five-year term as the Regent for the Tenth Judicial District, commencing on April 1, 2005, re-elected to a second five-year term by concurrent resolution effective April 1, 2010, and re-elected to a third five-year term effective April 1, 2015.