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Bridgepoint Education names TR Irwin as Vice President of Finance

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 1st, 2007) – Bridgepoint Education has appointed TR Irwin Vice President of Finance. Mr. Irwin will report directly to Chief Financial Officer, Dan Devine.

“We are very fortunate to have found an executive with TR’s experience in finance, as well as in the higher education industry,” said Bridgepoint CFO Dan Devine. “Our mission is to provide millions of Americans with high quality degrees that are affordable. With our rapid growth, I have no doubt that TR’s business acumen will help Bridgepoint find new ways to maximize our quality, while staying affordable,” he added.

Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Mr. Irwin served as a Divisional Vice President of Finance for Career Education Corporation (CEC). While at CEC, Mr. Irwin held the positions of Chief Business Officer for American InterContinental University (AIU), Vice President of Finance for the University and College West Divisions, and served as an ex officio, non-voting participant of the AIU Governing Board of Trustees and its Finance sub-committee.

Prior to his experience in higher education, Mr. Irwin worked within Fortune 500 and International 1000 companies. He served as Chief Financial Officer for a high-technology start-up enterprise within Accenture LLP (formerly Andersen Consulting LLP) and was the Senior Finance Director for Accenture’s largest Business Unit.

Mr. Irwin also worked at Huhtamäki Oy, a European-based, culminating in his role as Vice President of Finance for European operations. He held accounting and audit roles at the Helene Curtis division of Unilever and the “Big Four” public accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mr. Irwin received his Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Business Administration and Accounting, and a minor in Computer Science, from Augustana College in Illinois. He earned the postgraduate degree of Master of Management in Finance, Marketing and International Business from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Irwin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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 www.bridgepointeducation.com or contact: Ross Woodard, Vice President of Marketing, at 858.231.4041.

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