SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services, has announced two changes to its executive team. Vickie Schray has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of regulatory affairs and public policy and Dr. Jane McAuliffe has moved into the role of executive vice president of external affairs/chief academic officer. Both changes went into effect on December 3, 2012. Schray's experience includes time working with the U.S. Department of Education, where she served the Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education and the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education. Prior to her promotion, Schray held the position of vice president of regulatory affairs for Bridgepoint Education. In her new role, Schray will report to Dr. McAuliffe, who will oversee Bridgepoint Education's external affairs department, which includes federal, state and local government affairs, regulatory affairs and public policy. About Bridgepoint Education Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master's and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa ( Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580. Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Associate Vice President of Public Relations 858.668.2580 •firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.