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John Higgins Joins Bridgepoint Education as Vice President of Talent Management


SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) has appointed John Higgins as the company's vice president of Talent Management.

Reporting to Charlene Dackerman, senior vice president of human resources, Higgins will lead the newly created talent management team to provide an integrated model of talent development to Bridgepoint Education employees. The talent management team will integrate recruiting and onboarding, learning and development, performance management, and compensation and benefits, to provide Bridgepoint employees with a world-class employment experience.

"John's expertise as an innovator and seasoned leader in human resources and learning reinforces our commitment to providing employees with an employment experience that fosters growth and development during their career with Bridgepoint Education," stated Dackerman.

Higgins' career has included leadership experience with leading global organizations such as IBM, KPMG and Accenture. Higgins most recently led his own consultancy firm that provided talent management services to a variety of organizations. During Higgins' tenure with Accenture, he led the global innovation and strategy team for learning outsourcing, and he served as chief learning officer for KPMG BearingPoint.

Upon his appointment, Higgins stated, "I am excited about the opportunity to join the Bridgepoint Education team. As a leader in post secondary education, Bridgepoint Education has distinguished itself with innovative approaches to providing students with a fulfilling and rewarding educational experience. The opportunity to deploy and lead an integrated talent management team comes at a time when it is crucial to ensure we attract, develop, and retain the very best talent possible."

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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