HF Statement on Board of Regents Appointments in NYS

Hispanic Federation congratulates Dr. Betty Rosa and Dr. Luis Reyes on their Board of Regents appointments by the New York State Legislature. Dr. Rosa is a thoroughly qualified educator and excellent school leader, and we are proud that she will serve as the first Latina to hold the position of Chancellor on the NYS Board of Regents. We look forward to continuing to work with her to improve educational outcomes for New York’s most at-risk students.

Dr. Reyes’ appointment undoubtedly enhances the Regents, making the body more representative of our great state and adding an individual with unparalleled expertise in the field of English Language Learners (ELL) that will serve New York’s Latino and immigrant students well. Hispanic Federation applauds Assembly Speaker Heastie, Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force Chair Marcos Crespo, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for their leadership on these appointments that do much to increase the voice of our state's diverse communities within our education system.