Commissioner of the State Education Department

  • Dr. Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner of Education & President of the University of the State of New York

    B. Rosa

    Dr. Betty A. Rosa is the Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York. Dr. Rosa was appointed as permanent Commissioner on February 8, 2021 by the Board of Regents. She is the first Latina woman to serve in the position.

    Dr. Rosa is a nationally recognized educational leader and received an Ed. M. and Ed. D. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University. She also holds two other Master of Science in Education degrees, one in Administration and Supervision and the other in Bilingual Education from the City College of New York and Lehman College, respectively, and a B.A. in psychology from the City College of New York. She has more than 30 years of instructional and administrative experience with an expertise in inclusive education, cooperative teaching models, student achievement, and policy implementation.

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