NYU Stern Board of Overseers member
Benefactor, Ed and Nancy Barr Opportunity Scholarship
Edward E. Barr
, BS ‘57 has served on Stern’s Board of Overseers since 1996. Mr. Barr spent the majority of his career at Sun Chemical, rising through the ranks from assistant to president. Mr. Barr served as the company’s chairman, president, and CEO for 17 years until 2003.
An economist by training, Dr. Barr received his Master of Science in Economics from the University of Michigan and participated in the PhD program in Economics at New York University from 1959 to 1961. Later, he completed M.I.T.'s Senior Executive Program. He was elected an NYU Albert Gallatin Fellow in 1979 and a life member of the Albert Gallatin Associates in 1984. He was awarded honorary degrees by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (doctor of science; honoris causa) and Monmouth College (doctor of laws). A graduate of New York University's Stern School of Business with BS in 1957, where he was named a distinguished alumnus of NYU and awarded the John T. Madden Memorial Medal in 1978.
Mr. Barr has served as a director of Wachovia Bank, Chairman of United Water/Suez, a leading provider of water and waste management, and was a trustee of Northwestern Mutual Life. He also served as Chairman of the New Jersey Higher Education Board and founding Chairman of the New Jersey Science and Technology Commission. Mr. Barr is currently Chairman of cPacket Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley based leader in computer network monitoring and a director of the newly formed Seton Hall University/Hackensack Medical University Medical College.
Ed and his wife Nancy established the Ed and Nancy Barr Opportunity Scholarship
, an Access Initiative Scholarship, in 2014 which covers full tuition, fees, and room and board for two Breakthrough Scholars so that they graduate debt free. Providing the chance for students to attend NYU Stern who otherwise would not have the opportunity is dear to him.