Executive Management

Jane McAuliffe, Executive Vice President of External Affairs/Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Jane McAuliffe serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer for Bridgepoint Education, a provider of innovative solutions that advance learning. Dr. McAuliffe oversees academic functions for Bridgepoint and works closely with its two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies.

Prior to joining the Bridgepoint Education executive team in 2005, Dr. McAuliffe served as President of Ashford University. She also served as President of Argosy University at the Sarasota campus in Florida. Other positions held with Argosy included Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Sarasota campus and Head of the Education Department at the Atlanta campus. She also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at American InterContinental University at the Buckhead Campus, as well as Dean, Associate Dean and Program Chair for the College of Education at University of Phoenix.

An expert in the field of higher education, Dr. McAuliffe has co-authored a book, presented at numerous scholarly conferences, and has participated on more than a dozen professional committees. In maintaining Bridgepoint’s commitment to enriching lives and the communities it serves, Dr. McAuliffe generously donates her time and talent serving on the board of the National Charity League, Inc. - Poway Chapter.

She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She also earned both her MA and her BA in Special Education from Arizona State University.


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