Bridgepoint Education's University of the Rockies Names Dr. Ernest Price Provost

SAN DIEGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) , a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, has announced that Dr. Ernest Price, an academic administrator and educator with more than 25 years of managerial experience, has been appointed to the position of university provost at University of the Rockies. Dr. Price will serve as a member of the university's executive team, overseeing the academic affairs and faculty departments within the institution. In addition, he will foster academic research, promote scholarship and success, and encourage the creation of a diverse and inclusive environment for the university's faculty and students.

"Dr. Price is a well-rounded professional with years of academic expertise," said Charlita Shelton, University of the Rockies president. "He has consistently shown that he is a leader and I am confident in his ability to fulfill our academic goals."

Prior to his joining University of the Rockies, Dr. Price was associate vice president for academic operations at University of Phoenix (UoP), where he was charged with setting policy and managing academic matters for the business. He held additional roles with UoP that included regional director of academic affairs for the company's eight-state Western and Mountain Regions, and director of academic affairs for UoP's San Diego campus. Dr. Price is a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and recently worked as deputy director of business for the Marine Corps Community Services organization.

An avid supporter of his local community, Dr. Price has served on the Board of Directors for United Way of San Diego County, United Services Organization of San Diego, Non-Profit Solutions of San Diego and LEAD San Diego.

Dr. Price earned his Ph.D. in Education from Argosy University. He holds two master's degrees, one in Business and one in Public Administration, both from National University. His bachelor's degree in English is from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of 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, respectively. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858/668-2580.

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in psychology programs at the master's and doctoral levels at its campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of the Rockies also offers specialized degree programs online. San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education is the parent company of University of the Rockies, formerly known as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. University students provide free and low-cost psychological services to the underserved through the University of the Rockies Foundation's Switzer Center. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization supporting students through scholarships, assistantships and other activities. For more information, please visit or contact Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 866/621-0124 x2513.

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