SAN DIEGO, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) today announced the appointment of Brent Fitch to the position of senior vice president, shared services operations. In this role, Fitch will develop and implement solutions to continue providing students with high-quality experiences in enrollment, student, and financial aid advising. He will report directly to Chief Operating Officer Chris Henn.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Fitch served in the role of strategic services director at Blackboard, a company known for its widely used educational technology platform. Fitch previously also served in several roles at University of Phoenix, including senior vice president of operations and senior vice president of enrollment services. Prior to his employment with University of Phoenix, Fitch served as a chief intelligence sergeant in the National Guard.
"With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Brent brings with him a wealth of knowledge to Bridgepoint and its academic institutions that will contribute to enhancing the student experience," said Henn. "His expertise is a welcome addition to Bridgepoint and its executive leadership team."
Fitch holds an MBA from University of New Orleans and a bachelor's degree in management and marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636 or email [email protected].
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