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Elizabeth S. Hakanson

5th Judicial District
County of Residence: 
Regents Office, State Education Building, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12234
(518) 474-5889


Elizabeth S. Hakanson is Regent of the University of the State of New York for the 5th Judicial District encompassing the counties of Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego. She resides in Onondaga County.

A visionary, forward thinking educator offering 32+ years of teaching experience with progressive growth, incorporating learners from Early Headstart to adult. Excellent mediation and relationship skills, demonstrating the ability to inspire individuals to outperform expectations. Proven record of designing, implementing, and enhancing education that is multicultural, using strategic models and diverse curricula. Delivers strong and sustainable personal growth. A leader seeking competence in others.

Motivated to accomplish continuation of excellence through open-dialogue so that  inclusion is maintained. Has been identified twice as a Fullbright scholar, once as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and twice as an NIH grantee.