SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) has announced that Andrew "Andy" Miller has joined its board of directors.
Miller brings more than 28 years of experience in leading and growing innovative companies to the board of Bridgepoint Education. He currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Polycom, Inc., the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC) and a provider of video collaboration, voice and infrastructure solutions. Since joining Polycom in July 2009, Miller has helped the Company grow to $1.5 billion in annual revenue. One of Polycom's largest vertical markets is education, with hundreds of leading schools, colleges, and universities around the world using Polycom to improve all facets of education, from teaching and course development to administrative meetings and advanced blended learning applications.
Previously, Miller was chief executive officer of Tandberg, a video solutions provider. He also held several leadership roles at Cisco Systems, including vice president, U.S. Area Sales (West) and vice president, Marketing (Customer Advocacy).
"We are pleased to have Andy Miller join the board of directors at Bridgepoint Education," said Andrew Clark, Bridgepoint Education president and chief executive officer. "Throughout his career, Andy has demonstrated a strong understanding of the importance of technology, which is a key element of Bridgepoint Education's business model."
"As a member of Bridgepoint Education's board of directors, I look forward to working with the other board members and leadership team, and being a part of the organization's continued evolution," Miller said.
Miller was formerly chairperson of the Young Presidents' Organization/Stanford Executive Education Program; on the Penn State Smeal School of Business, Board of Visitors; a member of the Society of Fellows at the Aspen Institute; and guest lecturer at the Moore Business School at USC. Miller earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master's and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
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