Bridgepoint Education appoints Steven Isbister Vice President of Compliance

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 15, 2006) – Bridgepoint Education has named Steven Isbister Vice President of Compliance. Mr. Isbister will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Clark.

“We are delighted to have someone of Steve’s caliber join the Bridgepoint team,” said Bridgepoint CEO Andrew Clark. “His legal expertise and strong ethical foundation are a perfect fit for our unwavering commitment to compliance.”

Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Mr. Isbister served in a variety of management roles for the University of Phoenix, West Michigan, Detroit, and Tennessee campuses culminating in his position as Vice President/Director for the State of Tennessee. He oversaw all aspects of the University within the three Tennessee campuses and received honors by his peers for excellence in campus operations, academic, and financial efficiency. Mr. Isbister also worked in the legal department for the Wayne County Corporation Counsel, and as a staff attorney for Damm and Tauscher PLC.

Mr. Isbister earned his Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University and a BA from Michigan State University.

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