SAANYS Statement of Support for Choice of New Chancellor

School Administrators Association Supports Choice of New Chancellor

ALBANY, NY – Today the New York State Board of Regents unanimously elected Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. as its chancellor. The School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) applauds this decision wholeheartedly.

SAANYS’ leadership and members have witnessed firsthand over the years Dr. Young’s unwavering dedication to an equitable and high-quality education for all students. As a former teacher, guidance counselor, special education supervisor, principal, and associate commissioner, Dr. Young’s educational experiences, insights, and leadership qualities are without question.

SAANYS Executive Director Kevin Casey has worked with Regent Young as a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Regents’ Workgroup to Improve Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color, which Young chairs. “Dr. Young’s passion for serving the students of New York State is evident in all that he does,” said Casey. “In particular, his pursuit of educational equity for all and leadership of the My Brother’s Keeper program are most inspiring. SAANYS looks forward to working with Dr. Young on these critical initiatives and the myriad of other issues facing our schools during these turbulent and unprecedented times.”

Dr. Young will assume his new role on January 12.