SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) announced today that it has appointed Vickie Schray to fill the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer, effective immediately. She will continue to report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Clark and serve as a member of the senior executive management team.
In her expanded role, Schray will lead the newly combined functions of External Affairs, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Regulatory and Government Affairs, and Public Policy. The new role reflects the company's recognition that, in the ever-changing higher education environment and because of the company's current transformation, external affairs and corporate communication must be closely linked.
Schray brings a range of leadership experience to the role, having served as the Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy for the past seven years. Prior to joining BPI, she spent over 20 years in Washington, D.C. in a variety of leadership roles responsible for public policy, communications, regulatory affairs, and government relations, including Deputy Assistant Secretary, Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.
"We are delighted that Vickie has agreed to take on the role of Chief External Affairs Officer," said Clark. "She is a seasoned executive with significant experience, and Bridgepoint Education will benefit from her strategic, collaborative leadership in aligning these critical functions."
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 or www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation.
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