Last week, my colleague Liam Dillon and I wrote a story about Bridgepoint Education, the booming for-profit higher education company based in San Diego.

Next, we’d love to write about what it’s like to work or go to school at Bridgepoint’s schools, Ashford University and University of the Rockies.

So we’re seeking current and former Bridgepoint employees and students to interview. If you or someone you know has worked at the company or Ashford University or studied or taught in one of Bridgepoint’s programs, please get in contact with us at 619.325.0525.

Hope to hear from you.

We’ve made a similar pitch on Twitter, Facebook and also this morning on KPBS’ These Days.

Liam and I spent about 20 minutes on the radio dissecting our story, and you can listen to the show here.

We managed to get a bit of a debate going with another guest, Brian Moran, executive vice president for government relations and general counsel for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

The discussion went beyond the findings of our story, and I’d encourage anyone interested in the issue to check it out. Among other aspects of this subject that we covered was the controversy over the dropout rates at Bridgepoint’s universities, something that’s at the core of the debate over the company’s way of doing business.

Please contact Will Carless directly at or at 619.550.5670 and follow him on Twitter:

Will Carless was formerly the head of investigations at Voice of San Diego.

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