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. The Board of Regents chooses a Commissioner of Education who heads the State Education Department and 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 E. Allen, Jr. 1955–1969 Ewald Nyquist 1969–1976 Gordon M. Ambach 1976–1986 Thomas Sobol 1987–1995 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
- ^ Ibid.
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