Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, has announced the hiring of Vickie Schray, Department of Education veteran and lifelong academic professional, to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.
"We're delighted to have Vickie join Bridgepoint Education," stated Diane Thompson, senior vice president, secretary and general counsel for Bridgepoint Education. "She brings a wealth of experience and insight to her position overseeing Bridgepoint's regulatory affairs."
Schray is a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Education. Her most recent duties were as Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Postsecondary Education, overseeing community college programs and initiatives. Before that, she was Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs. She also worked in support of the Secretary and Under Secretary of Education. Schray began her academic career in 1983, teaching in Portland, Ore.
As Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Schray's primary responsibility will be to advise Bridgepoint on all regulatory/public policy matters of interest or concern. She will be responsible for formulating strategic and proactive regulatory/public policy positions on education issues as they affect Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University and University of the Rockies.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.