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January 9, 2023
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Statement From Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., the Board of Regents, and State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa Regarding Regent Ruth B. Turner

Regent Ruth B. Turner’s dedication to lifting the voices of our young people has been invaluable throughout her career and during her time with the Board. She is a champion for social justice and a leader in implementing and expanding restorative practices. While her empathy and experience will be missed on the Board, we know that her work to better the lives of children in the city of Rochester will help to afford students the very best opportunities for high-quality education and to thrive in school and beyond.

Regent Turner’s commitment to the intersection of social work, social welfare, youth development, and education exemplifies the Board’s emphasis on holistic, developmental, and collaborative approaches that empower all young people to succeed. We thank Regent Turner for her service to New York’s children.