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Merryl H. Tisch

Term expired February 15, 2018; continues to hold office until she is reappointed or until a successor is appointed.

Mrs. Tisch plays a vital role in a broad range of civic and philanthropic activities. In 1996, she was elected to the New York State Board of Regents, and in 2009 she was elected Chancellor of the Board of Regents. She was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to New York City’s Commission on the Status of Women and is a member of the Governor’s Commission Honoring the Achievements of Women.

Since 1997, Mrs. Tisch has been Chairman of the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Poverty, which has an annual budget of $100 million and has gained national recognition for work in the areas of youth and family services, housing, poverty programs and neighborhood preservation.

She previously served as Chairman of the Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation. She serves on the executive committees of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, the United States Holocaust Memorial and UJA-Federation, where she is Chairman of the Government Relations Committee.

In addition, Mrs. Tisch is a member of the Graduate School of Education’s Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously served as a Trustee of Barnard College and The Dalton School.

Mrs. Tisch holds a B.A. from Barnard College, an M.A. in Education from New York University and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.