Former SunGard Higher Education CEO Joins Regent Board of Directors

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Software-as-a-Service is a trend that is gaining ground in higher education, and Regent is the first company to offer a complete higher education- specific solution.

Regent Education, the leading provider of financial aid management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for higher education institutions, today announced the appointment of Brian Madocks to its Board of Directors.

"Brian Madocks brings a proven track record with two decades of experience in the enterprise application and software business with an extensive tenure in the higher education market," said Michael Ratti, Regent's CEO. "Brian brings the industry savvy needed to continue Regent's journey towards creating a brand leader."

Most recently, Brian served as CEO of SunGard Higher Education (SGHE). In this role, Brian was responsible for strategy, operation planning, and hiring top talent that made SGHE the leading global provider of software and services to colleges and universities. Prior to SunGard, Brian was Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAP America, Inc.

"The changing economic landscape is accelerating the need for colleges to become more agile and efficient. Regent's Software-as-a-Service solution addresses the complex issues surrounding financial aid updates in the most cost effective manner available, allowing institutions to offer a superior service to students while reducing operating costs," said Brian Madocks. "Software-as-a-Service is a trend that is gaining ground in higher education, and Regent is the first company to offer a complete higher education- specific solution."

Brian is deeply involved in higher education and has been an active member of the Business Higher Education Forum, National Governors Association, and has participated in roundtable discussions with Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Long Island University, chairs the Academic Affairs Committee, and is a member of the Planning Committee. Brian is also a board member of the Philadelphia Outward Bound Center.

About Regent

Named Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland and a 2008 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution, Regent is a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of financial aid management software solutions with more than 30 years of industry experience. The company's web-based, easy-to-use solutions interoperate with any established student information system. Regent provides institutions with improved efficiencies, fewer errors, and enhanced services for students, equaling a positive return on investment within the first year.

Regent's management solutions are designed and built by and for members of the financial aid and enrollment management communities. Regent enables institutions to better craft and execute financial aid strategies. With its Student Self Service Portal, the company also offers 21st century access for students seeking financial aid information anytime, anywhere, from any device, in any language. For more information, visit: http://www.regenteducation.com.

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