ALBANY – In a joint session of the legislature, the state Assembly and Senate voted Tuesday to re-elect three incumbent members of the state Board of Regents
Christine Cea, who represents Staten Island, Dr. James Cottrell, an at-large member from Manhattan, and Wade Norwood, an at-large member from Rochester, will serve five-year terms.
"I am obviously delighted that three of our members were re-elected," said Dr. Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the Board of Regents. "It is an honor to serve with them. They are all good people."
Regent James Jackson, who represented much of the Capital Region, withdrew from consideration. The legislature elected Monticello Village Justice Josephine Finn to replace him.
Tisch declined to say why Jackson, a longtime teacher and principal at Shaker High School, abruptly withdrew the night before the vote. Attempts to reach Jackson were not successful.