Standards and Assessment Work Group
Regent Norwood, Co-Chair
Regent Chin, Co-Chair
Roger P. Catania
Dr. Roger Catania served for eight years as Superintendent for the Lake Placid Central School District before his retirement in 2021 and his appointment to the Board of Regents in June of 2022.
Aramina Vega Ferrer
Aramina Vega Ferrer, Ph.D., is a long-time Bronx resident and former associate professor of Literacy and Multilingual Studies in the School of Education at Mercy College where she prepared teacher candidates for advanced certificates and the Master of Science program in Teaching Literacy. She views the teaching and learning of reading and writing as complex processes best examined through a sociolinguistic lens that takes into account the cultural and linguistic experiences of students and their families in the home.
Frances G. Wills
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.
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.
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 Executive Officer of 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.
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, and most recently re-elected to a fourth five year term effective April 1,2020.