Dr. Jane McAuliffe, executive vice president and chief academic officer at Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), has been selected to join the Board of Directors for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). Dr. McAuliffe was elected to a three-year term as an Education Director.
APSCU is a voluntary membership organization made up of private, postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges, and universities. Members provide a full range of higher education programs and degrees, and educate and support over three million students each year. Bridgepoint Education and its two academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, are affiliated with APSCU.
As a member of the Board, Dr. McAuliffe will support APSCU’s mission to promote and defend the critical role that private sector postsecondary education plays in America. By providing educational opportunities to non-traditional students, such as active-duty service members, parents, and working adults, the organization strives to improve the nation’s workforce.
“I am proud to be a part of a proprietary academic institution and I believe in our sector’s ability to make higher education accessible to a wide range of students,” Dr. McAuliffe said. “APSCU works to promote the successes of proprietary institutions and I look forward to contributing to their mission as an APSCU Education Director.”
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.