The Board of Correction has named Margaret Egan as its Executive Director (download the press release). Egan will lead the Board's independent oversight of the New York City jail system as the City moves forward with its plan to close the jail complex on Rikers Island and build four smaller, safer, and more humane jails in the boroughs.
An accomplished executive, Egan brings nearly 20 years of experience in corrections and criminal justice reform, policy, and operations. Most recently, Egan served as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the City University of New York (CUNY) managing the University's HR department as well as a broad restructuring of administrative and academic operations for the University. At the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG), she served as a member of the executive staff and senior advisor to the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform (commonly known as the Lippman Commission) and oversaw research on culture change at the New York City Department of Correction.