New President of Baruch College Named

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The City University of New York Board of Trustees named former New York State Comptroller Edward V. (Ned) Regan president of Baruch College. Regan is a scholar in the field of public infrastructure investment, current chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York (MAC), and former Erie County Executive. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, former president of Baruch, recommended the appointment following a nationwide search conducted by a Board Search Committee chaired by Trustee Kathleen M. Pesile. His appointment became effective July 15.

Sidney I. Lirtzman, former dean of the Zicklin School of Business who served as interim president for the past year, called Regan a great choice. "He’s well connected, and he knows the city and the state. He brings a wealth of experience in government, finance, and education."

Regan is a Distinguished Fellow at the Jerome Levy Institute at Bard College, which he joined in 1993 after almost three decades of government service. He also serves as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, which oversees, raises funds for, and appoints the members of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

A graduate of Hobart College in 1952, Regan earned a JD cum laude from the State University of New York School of Law in 1964. He has been a Trustee of Marymount College (Tarrytown), New York Law School, and a member of the New York University Stern School of Business Board of Overseers.

He has taught as an adjunct professor at State University of New York at Buffalo, Canisius College, and NYU Stern School of Business. He is also a columnist for the magazine Directorship.

Ned Regan is a member of numerous cultural organizations in the city and serves as director, trustee, or member of OppenheimerFunds; RB Asset; Offitbank; the Committee for Economic Development; Council on Foreign Relations; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Columbia School of Journalism, Study of the First Amendment Project; The Brookings Institute; and Continuum Health Partners.

His many publications include a forthcoming book, Corporate Governance and the Role of Institutional Investors, to be published by Nasdaq, and a monograph, "A New Approach to Tax Exempt Bonds," published by the Jerome Levy Economics Institute in 1999.