About Merryl Tisch
Merryl Tisch is the former Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and wife of James S. Tisch. In November 2015, she stepped down from her role after nearly 20 years on the board. Early in her career she taught first graders at the Ramaz School in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and at the B’nai Jeshurun School from 1977 to 1984. Tisch has served in various civic service positions, including at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the UJA-Federation of New York, the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Citizens Budget Commission. Tisch is the chairperson of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Tisch is on the Board of the Dalton School on the Upper East Side and Barnard College.