SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) today announced the promotion of Jennifer Love Bruce to the position of vice president of corporate social responsibility. Reporting to Bridgepoint CEO Andrew Clark, Love Bruce will continue to oversee the community relations and corporate social responsibility strategy for Bridgepoint, including all initiatives in corporate giving, employee volunteerism, community outreach, and community partnerships.
Love Bruce, who joined Bridgepoint in 2009, worked to develop and implement the organization's first corporate social responsibility program. Under her direction, Bridgepoint has produced outstanding results in helping support the company's key focus areas of education, youth, and the military. Love Bruce has spearheaded Bridgepoint programs that have supported youth literacy, provided military counseling sessions and summer camps, and delivered backpacks and school supplies to students in need. In 2016, Bridgepoint employee volunteers donated more than 20,000 hours of time in events that resulted in more than 12,000 pounds of produce and 800 bags of food sorted with Feeding America. In addition, more than 2,000 meals have been donated toward food drives, and more than 1,000 pounds of trash and debris collected during community clean-up events.
"As an organization, we are fully committed to enriching lives and improving the communities in which we live and serve," said Bridgepoint CEO Andrew Clark. "At Bridgepoint and its academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, we strive to foster a culture that is devoted to giving back and community service, and under Jennifer's direction, we have been able to support social good. I congratulate Jennifer on this well-deserved promotion."
Love Bruce holds a professional certification in corporate citizenship practice from Boston College and has a bachelor of arts degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton. Her awards include the Helibron Award: Outstanding Service to the Community – First Place Large Company, the 2015 and 2016 President's Volunteer Service Award, Living the Mission Award, and Future Leader Award. Love Bruce is also an active wish granter for Make-A-Wish San Diego.
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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