As President and CEO of the Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) I would like to congratulate Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr. on his election today as Chancellor of the Board of Regents.

On behalf of the 12 degree-granting, proprietary colleges in New York State that comprise the APC membership, we extend our most sincere wishes for success to Chancellor Young as he takes on this extremely important role as leader of the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents.

Dr. Young has been a staunch advocate for New York students during his long career in education. We are confident that he will bring his experience and wisdom to his position as Chancellor and will ensure that New York State continues to be a national leader in education.

APC looks forward to working with Chancellor Young and the entire Board of Regents on issues that affect the 26,000 students we educate in New York.