Ashford University Enters into Alliance Agreement with Pacific Seafood Group

Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), has announced an alliance agreement with Pacific Seafood Group. The agreement will provide Pacific Seafood employees with an opportunity to advance their educations at Ashford University.

Pacific Seafood Group, a family-owned seafood company launched in 1941, has 37 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The new agreement will make Ashford University degrees more affordable for Pacific Seafood employees by offering fee waivers for costs associated with attending the university.

“At Pacific Seafood, people are our most important asset and we have a long tradition of investing in our team. Finding the right academic partner was important to the long term development of our team members as we believe they are worthy of the best that is out there,” said Drew Jacobs, Pacific Seafood’s director of training and development.

“Ashford provides our team members a quality education while leveraging our internal training programs for college credit,” Jacobs added. “The character and quality of Ashford’s administrators and instructors complements our commitment as a company, making them the right choice for us. This is a big win for Pacific Seafood and an important part in retaining our people and continuing to move them forward in their careers.”

More information about Ashford’s alliance agreement with Pacific Seafood Group can be found at or by calling 800.220.6567.


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.


About Pacific Seafood

Pacific Seafood Group is a West Coast seafood processing company that launched in 1941 as a small, fresh seafood retail operation in Portland, Ore. Over the years, the family-owned business expanded to become a vertically integrated seafood processing and distributing company to meet customers’ needs and a growing market. Pacific Seafood processes seafood products from Alaska to Mexico, has facilities in seven Western states and participates in the global seafood trade market. It is a member of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association and is active in promoting a healthy and sustainable seafood industry by supporting fisheries awarded Marine Stewardship Council eco-labels. For more information, visit