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.
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.
In 1959, he married Jennifer Read. They had three children, Jane, Julian and Kate, and were divorced in 1988. In 1991, he married Susan Ginsberg. Besides his second wife and the children from his first marriage, Mr. Regan is survived by two sisters, Allison Hopkins and Caroline Lassoe; two brothers, William and Peter; and seven grandchildren.