A virtual meeting of the New York State Board of Regents was held yesterday, February 8th, 2021.  We will post the recording of this meeting on our Authorizer Update page as soon as it becomes available.

In recognition of Black History Month, the Board opened this month’s meeting with a discussion on its action plan to address racial disparities in medicine.

This discussion was followed by a debrief of the 2021-2022 Executive Budget. The discussion around this presentation mainly focused on individual board members’ concerns regarding the Governor’s proposed cuts to state aid and what the Board can do to advocate against them.

Full Board Meeting  

During this month’s meeting, the Board wished Vice-Chancellor Brown farewell as he transitions to a new role as President of the New York State Bar Association. During his send-off, Chancellor Young presented a statement recognizing Vice-Chancellor Brown for his nine years of dedicated service.

Following this, a motion was made to appoint Interim Commissioner Rosa to New York State Commissioner of Education. This motion was raised by Regent Chin, seconded by Vice-Chancellor Brown, and unanimously approved by the Board. Commissioner Rosa’s term will begin tomorrow, February 9th. The Association released a statement congratulating Commissioner Rosa, which can be found here.

The Board also approved the Consent Agenda, found below, and took a few actions, including a January Fiscal Report presentation.

P-12 Committee 

To read the consent agenda items relevant to the P-12 Committee, click here.

Higher Education

To read the consent agenda items relevant to Higher Education, click here.

Professional Practice

To read the consent agenda items relevant to Professional Practice, click here.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

To read the consent agenda items relevant to Adult Career and Continuing Education Services, click here.

P-12 Education Committee Meeting

During the P-12 Committee meeting, the Regents addressed the following topics:

There were no charter items covered during this month’s Board of Regents meeting.

 We will continue to bring you summaries of meetings of the Board of Regents in the months ahead.