Baruch President Ned Regan to Step Down in Fall 2005
Published: Monday, February 2, 2004
Updated: Sunday, February 15, 2009 02:02
After a three and a half year tenure as the President of Baruch College, Edward (Ned) V. Regan has decided to step down as announced on January 27, 2003. His resignation will become effective in June 2005, in order to allow for enough time for the CUNY Board of Trustees to decide upon a new president to take his place.
After his retirement, Regan will be appointed as a CUNY Distinguished Professor.
Throughout his career, Regan has served the state of New York as a politician, an educator and an administrator.
He began his career teaching university level courses in Government at various SUNY colleges and later became Buffalo City Councilman-at-Large and the President of the Bison Liquor Company, Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1971.
He served as Erie County (which encompasses Buffalo) executive from 1972 until 1978 and as chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for New York City (MAC).
Regan, a Republican, served four terms as New York state comptroller in 1978, 1982, 1986 and 1990. He also ran for governor of New York State in 1982, losing to Mario Cuomo.
He resigned from his position in Albany to join the Jerome Levy Economics Institute at Bard College in Annadale-on-Hudson, New York.
"The three-and-a-half years that I have served so far have been a source for pleasure and learning for me," said Regan in his resignation letter.
"Under his leadership, student test scores rose significantly, retention increased, and more than 60 faculty were hired during the past two years," said CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. "He was responsible for creating a Center for Financial Integrity at the college and initiated open discussions on corporate behavior and responsibility."
Regan noted his greatest personal achievments to be: an increase in graduation rates, an improved learning environment, the beginning of new programs and major events, improved academic preparedness, the creation of the Center for Financial Integrity at Baruch that has brought a plethora of financial and ethics experts to Baruch, an increase in the size of faculty and the opening of the Vertical Campus.
A graduate of Hobart College, Regan earned a degree in Economics and graduated cum laude from the State University of New York Buffalo School of Law. He has taught at Stern College, Canisius College, and the State University College at Buffalo. He has served as a trustee at Marymount College, NYU Stern School of Business, and New York Law School.
Regan has written articles on public infrastructure financing and a book on corporate governance. He has been on steering committees of NYC Olympics 2012 and the Association for a Better New York (ABNY). He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Goldstein had served as president of Baruch from 1991 until 1998 before spending a year as president of Adelphi University and prior to becoming Chancellor of CUNY. He was followed by acting Presidents Lois Cronholm (1998-1999) who left the position of provost and Sid Lirtzman (1999-2000) Dean of the Zicklin School of Business before Regan was appointed in the Fall of 2000.
In Regan's letter, he announced that he has plans on releasing future goals he intends to accomplish during his remaining 18 months as president.