Career in the Colleges
Ed began his career as a Political Science and Economics professor at St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas, where he served for six years. For the last two years, Ed served as Assistant to the President and also as the Political Science Department Chair.
In 1955, Ed returned to St. Cloud and began his professorship at St. John's University, where he chaired the nascent Political Science Department and established the first Development Department at the University.
Ed served as president at Saint Mary’s College, Saint Michael’s College, Marian College, and Belmont Abbey. As a vigorous advocate for Catholic higher education, Ed spent his life revitalizing the colleges he served at to ensure their continued prosperity in the modern era. Many of the institutions Ed worked at credit their success and modern relevance to Ed's competent leadership skills.