Bridgepoint Education Names Jessica Caris Director of Public Relations

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 16th, 2007) – Bridgepoint Education has appointed Jessica Caris as its Director of Public Relations. Ms. Caris will report directly to Ross Woodard, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising.

“Since our inception, we have had significant media interest in both our exponential growth, as well in Bridgepoint’s unique mission of providing affordable higher education for the millions of Americans who have essentially been priced out of going to college,” said Ross Woodard, VP of Marketing and Advertising. “Jessica’s unique skill set in both public relations and media are a great compliment to our highly-skilled management team. She has significant experience working with other high-growth companies, in a spectrum of industries.” he added.

Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Ms. Caris was a Vice President at Sloane & Company, an award winning public relations agency headquartered in New York. She managed accounts such as WisdomTree Investments, Wyeth Pharmaceutical, New York Life, and BearingPoint. Before that she served as Vice President at boutique financial PR firm, Ben-Abraham Associates, where she helped lead accounts like Bessemer Trust, Smith Barney Private Wealth, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth, Glenmede Trust and Old Mutual Asset Management. She was recognized and awarded by Institutional Investor’s Private Asset Management unit for her public relations work.

Before her career in public relations, Jessica was a financial news producer and reporter for Bloomberg Television in New York. She also produced news for CNN in New York, as well as for the Associated Press Television in London.

Jessica earned her B.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University. She is a member of Rotary International's Del Mar, CA chapter.

About Bridgepoint Education

Based in San Diego, Bridgepoint Education was founded on the principle that everyone deserves access to an affordable higher education without sacrificing quality, transferability of credits, accessibility, academic standards, or credentials. As an independent, private higher education company, Bridgepoint is committed to serving the millions of adults seeking an affordable alternative to high priced higher education. Bridgepoint Education subsidiaries provide both traditional and online education offerings, in addition to recruiting and admissions services. Our comprehensive education services have helped thousands of students improve their lives and careers through higher education. For more information, please visit us at or contact: Ross Woodard, Vice President of Marketing, at 858.231.4041.