Commissioner of Education of the State of New York
The Commissioner of Education of the State of New York is the head of the State Education Department, chosen by the Board of Regents. The Commissioner also serves as the President of the University of the State of New York office. Generally, the Regents set policy while the Commissioner has responsibility for carrying out policy.
List of Commissioners
|Andrew Sloan Draper||1904–1913 |
|John Huston Finley||1913–1921|
|Frank Pierrepont Graves||1921–1940|
|Ernest E. Cole||1940–1942|
|George D. Stoddard||1942–1945|
|Francis T. Spaulding||1946–1950|
|Lewis A. Wilson||1950–1955|
|James Edward Allen, Jr.||1955–1969 |
|Gordon M. Ambach||1976–1986|
|Richard Paul Mills||1995–2009|
|David Miller Steiner||2009–2011|
|John King, Jr.||2011–present|
- New York State Education Department, http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/NYSEducationSystem.htm
- "Eighth State Commissioner, Youngest in the Office, Seeks Public Support Chancellor Gives 'Charge' Veto of Long Island College". New York Times. May 5, 1956. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
Dr. James E. Allen Jr. today became the state's eighth Commissioner of Education. ... Dr. Andrew Sloan Draper became the first Commissioner, holding office from 1904 to 1913. ...