Dr. Frances Wills served for six years as Superintendent of Schools in Putnam Valley, New York, after spending three years as a consultant and Coordinator of Professional Development for Pace University's School of Education. She retired in June 2010 as Superintendent of Schools in Briarcliff Manor, New York where she served for 16 years. The Briarcliff Manor community recognized her contributions by naming the auditorium in her honor.
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.
Your Committee on Ethics had its scheduled meeting on April 28, 2014. In attendance were committee members: Chancellor Emeritus Bennett (Chair) and Regents Bendit, Cea and Young. In addition to the Committee members, in attendance were Chancellor Tisch and Regents Dawson, Tilles, Rosa, Cashin, Phillips, Cottrell, Brown and Finn.
Josephine Victoria Finn was first appointed to a 5 year term on the New York State Board of Regents effective April 1, 2014 and elected to a second 5 year term effective April 1, 2019. Regent Finn graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta receiving a B.A. in Psychology and Black Studies and from the University of Buffalo Law School where she received a J.D. She has been admitted to the practice of law for 35 years and is trained in mediation.