Judith J. Chin was elected by joint session of the Legislature to the Board of Regents to a three-year term (March 10, 2015 - March 31, 2018) and re-elected to five year terms in 2018 and 2023 as the Regent representing the borough of Queens, the 11th Judicial District.
Regent Chin is a lifelong educator. She has served the students of New York City for over 35 years as a teacher, principal, Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development, a Regional Superintendent, Chief Education Officer and a Supervising Superintendent for over 230 schools across the five boroughs. Her collective experiences academically and practical at the school level, at the district level, and at the central level in New York City, as well as a parent have provided her with the depth and breadth of knowledge essential in making informed decisions to sustain school improvement efforts to increase academic achievement for all students.
Regent Chin is a first-generation Chinese American woman and was the first Asian-American member on the Board of Regents. She understands the struggles of immigrant families and their hopes for their children to achieve the American dream. She is a product of the New York City public school system and proud that her children followed in her footsteps in choosing to enter the educational field as well.
Regent Chin has received numerous awards throughout her career: The Distinguished Educator Award in 1994, The New York State Assembly Citation for Excellence in Education in 2005, Congressional Citation for Leadership- Congressman Gregory Meeks in 2007, Distinguished Woman of the Year – Senator Frank Padavan and City Council of the City of New York Proclamation for Education Excellence in 2010.
On the Board, Regent Chin serves as Co-Chair of the P-12 Education Committee, which reviews and develops policy recommendations related to elementary, middle, and secondary education She also serves as the Chair of the Graduation Measures Blue Ribbon Commission’s Subcommittee on Measurements and Assessment.
Regent Chin is married to Henry Louis and they have one daughter, two sons and three granddaughters.