Patrick O’Regan is a USM graduate with a BA in Political Science (1969) and an MS in Adult Education (1981). He is a New York City native who moved to Maine in 1965 after three years in the Army.
O’Regan started his career in adult education in 1970 with the University of Maine Portland as one of the original literacy instructors at the Urban Adult Learning Center, and was the Project Director when he left in 1974. After a flirtation with Department of Labor programs in the 70’s and a taste of life in the Virgin Islands, he returned to adult education as a program director in Augusta from 1981 to 1984. He continued in the role of director in the Topsham—Brunswick program for 17 years, and as director in Buxton (SAD 6) until his retirement in 2004. Since retiring, he has acted as consultant to the College Transition Initiative for the State of Maine.
He has provide many staff development workshops and training sessions in finance and budgeting for adult education directors, and designed the current course providing certification credit for directors in Adult Education finance.