Former East Meadow school Superintendent Robert R. Dillon has been appointed as superintendent of Nassau BOCES.
Having spent 24 of his 35 years in education as a superintendent, Dillon, who resides in Walden, N.Y., is currently the executive director of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council and is on the board of directors for the National School Development Council.
He will reportedly resign from those positions upon taking over as Nassau BOCES superintendent on Sept. 1.
Dillon’s appointment was approved during the BOCES board’s Aug. 20 meeting.
In a statement, BOCES board President Eric B. Schultz said Dillon “brings a wealth of leadership experience and an understanding of current educational issues,” adding “he understands how Nassau BOCES works hand-in-hand with our districts.”
Dillon, who holds a doctorate in educational administration and bachelor’s degree in history from St. John’s University as well as a master’s degree in special education from the College of New Rochelle, was East Meadow’s superintendent from 1999-07.
He also recently served as executive director of Reform Educational Financing Inequalities Today, also known as R.E.F.I.T., a coalition of New York school districts seeking fair distribution of state funding.
The Nassau BOCES — Board of Cooperative Educational Services — is a cooperative of the 56 school districts in Nassau County, which collectively serve more than 200,000 students, according to its website. The website states that the Nassau BOCES is the largest in New York State.