SEARCHING FOR KING’S SUCCESSOR—Capital’s Jessica Bakeman: Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch said Thursday she will lead a “good, honest, honorable”—and confidential—national search for the next state education commissioner. “I do not plan to comment about the search, ever,” Tisch said during a phone interview with Capital. “The search is going to take place within our board. Every member of our board will be given an opportunity to have input, and we are going to set up a process that I think will be a good, honest, honorable process to make such an important decision.” http://bit.ly/12TmAPT
In short, they will pick who they want to pick, the public will have no input or insight into the process whatsoever, and if New Yorkers don't like it, too bad.
You'll just have to take Tisch's word for it that the process will be “good, honest, honorable."
Since there was nothing "good, honest, honorable" about process for the last appointee to the Board of Regents (see here and here for that debacle), it's difficult to imagine the process choosing the new NYSED commissioner will be "good, honest, honorable" either.