Ashford University Promotes Rebecca Wardlow to University Provost
Dr. Wardlow previously served Ashford as Executive Dean


Ashford University has promoted Dr. Rebecca Wardlow to the post of Provost.  Dr. Wardlow has been with Ashford University, a Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) academic institution, since 2008. Her career with Ashford began as a Program Director and Professor of Education before she was promoted to the position of Executive Dean, where she managed various levels of faculty and curriculum throughout the College of Education. Now on the university president’s staff as Provost, Dr. Wardlow will be responsible for Ashford’s academic plan, including new programs, accreditation and assessment, the academic mission, and the overall academic experience for students.

“Rebecca Wardlow’s appointment as Provost is a big plus for Ashford University and our students,” said Dr. Elizabeth Tice, president of Ashford University. “She’s a skilled administrator whose professionalism improves everyone around her.”

Prior to Dr. Wardlow’s arrival at Ashford University, her experience in education included roles as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal of three different schools. She earned her bachelor’s in Psychology at San Diego State University, a master’s in Education Administration at the University of California, Riverside, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of California, San Diego.


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.


About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.