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Board of Directors

Andrew S. Clark >>

, CEO, Founder and President, Bridgepoint Education

In 2004, Andrew S. Clark founded Bridgepoint Education, a private sector education company providing innovative solutions that advance learning.

Bridgepoint Education owns and operates two regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, and University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The universities offer associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees online and on campus. In addition, Bridgepoint Education advances learning through its Constellation digital learning platform and Waypoint Outcomes assessment software.

Before starting Bridgepoint Education with the support of private equity firm Warburg Pincus, Mr. Clark spent 14 years in higher education management. He began his higher education career in 1995 with the University of Phoenix (UoP), a division of the Apollo Group. From 1996 to 1999, he served as the Vice President/Cam¬pus Director for UoP. From 1999 to 2001, he was the company’s Regional Vice President, responsible for opening the Midwest and Northeast regions.

Mr. Clark then served as chief operating officer of American Continental University, a division of Career Education Corporation (CEC), and Vice President, Operations, of the University Division of CEC.

Currently, Mr. Clark serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and Francis Parker School. In addition, he has supported organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs and Operation Homefront.

Mr. Clark earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Ryan Craig >>

Ryan Craig has served as a director of our company since November 2003. Mr. Craig is the Founder and President of Wellspring, an organization providing treatment programs for overweight and obese adolescents. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Craig was an Associate at Warburg Pincus in the education sector. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Craig served as Vice President Business Development for Fathom, a consortium of universities, museums and libraries. From 1994 to 1996, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Craig earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Robert Hartman >>

Robert Hartman has served as a director of our company since November 2006. From 1979 to September 2005, Mr. Hartman served in various management roles for Universal Technical Institute, including President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. During the 1980's, Mr. Hartman served as Chairman of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and was Founder and Chairman of the Western Council of Private Career Schools. Mr. Hartman earned an M.B.A. from DePaul University and a B.A. from Michigan State University.

Adarsh Sarma >>

Adarsh Sarma has served as a director of our company since July 2005. Mr.Sarma is a Managing Director in the Technology, Media and Telecommunication group at Warburg Pincus LLC, which he joined as a Principal in 2005. From 2002 to early 2005, Mr. Sarma was a Principal at Chryscapital, a private equity firm. Mr. Sarma also serves as a director of Metavante Technologies, Inc. and one privately-held company. Mr. Sarma earned a B.A. from Knox College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Patrick Hackett >>

, Chairman of the Board

Patrick T. Hackett has served as a director of our company since March 2008 and as Chairman of the Board since February 2009. Mr. Hackett is a Managing Director and co-head of the Technology, Media and telecommunications group and Warburg Pincus LLC, which he joined in 1990. Mr. Hackett also serves as a director of Nuance Communications, Inc. and four privately-held companies. Mr. Hackett earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dale Crandall >>

Dale Crandall has served as a director of our company since December 2008. Mr. Crandall founded Piedmont Corporate Advisors, Inc., a private financial consulting firm, in 2003 and currently serves as its President. From March 2000 to June 2002, Mr. Crandall served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. From June 1998 to March 2000, Mr. Crandall served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Mr. Crandall also serves as a director for Ansell Limited, Coventry Health Care, Inc. and Metavante Technologies, Inc. Mr. Crandall earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified public accountant.

Victor K. Nichols >>

Victor K. Nichols brings an extensive background of executive leadership to the Bridgepoint board. Since 2007, he has worked at Experian in a variety of roles, including chief executive officer, North America and managing director, global consumer services. He has also served Experian as the chief executive officer, United Kingdom and Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and group president. Previously, Nichols spent seven years at Wells Fargo & Company as the chief information officer and member of the management committee. He also served as president and chief executive officer for Vicor Corporation, an advanced technology engineering company. In addition, Nichols has brought his leadership and guidance to the boards and advisory committees of several public and charitable organizations. He currently sits on boards for Bank of Hawaii Corporation, Crystal Cove Alliance, and the Economic Leadership Council of the University of California, San Diego. Nichols holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Bridgepoint Education
8620 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
Toll Free: 866.475.0317
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Kevin Royal
Chief Financial Officer
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