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Bridgepoint Education Appoints Bryan Talbot Vice President of Strategy


SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services, has hired Bryan Talbot as the Vice President of Strategy.

Reporting to Doug Abts, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, Talbot will be responsible for enhancing the long-term student value proposition of Bridgepoint Education's offerings. Talbot will manage the comprehensive strategic planning process that develops near-, medium-, and long-term actionable, market-based plans for Bridgepoint Education. Additionally, Talbot will collaborate with leadership across the enterprise to improve operational efficiency, leverage innovative technologies, improve student learning outcomes, and build on a growing legacy of student success.

"Bryan has a proven track record of improving strategic and operational processes within large organizations," said Abts. "He brings great intellect, energy, and business process knowledge to Bridgepoint Education, and will help enhance our commitment to defining the modern college experience by delivering a high-quality, innovative and affordable education to students."

Talbot is an accomplished business leader with more than 17 years experience in corporate strategy, business development, operations, and merger and acquisition strategy and integration. Most recently, Talbot was Principal and Owner of Grandview Management Consulting, a boutique strategy and operations advisory firm.

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 or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations
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SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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