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Ashford University and Forbes Media to Unveil the Forbes School of Business
Ashford will hold a private reception at its headquarters in San Diego on Dec. 12

Furthering its mission to provide students with high quality programs and leading-edge technology, Ashford University will unveil the Forbes School of Business in a private ceremony on Thursday, December 12.

“We are very excited to introduce the Forbes School of Business,” said Dr. Richard Pattenaude, president and chief executive officer of Ashford University. “The alliance between Ashford and Forbes will enhance the educational experience for our business students and provide them with many new benefits.”

During the ceremony, remarks will be given by Dr. Pattenaude, Forbes Media chairman and editor in chief Steve Forbes, Bridgepoint Education president and chief executive oficer Andrew Clark, and  Forbes Media president and chief executive officer Mike Perlis. Following the remarks, all four speakers will participate in a ceremonial signing to formally introduce the new school.

The formation of the Forbes School of Business brings together Ashford University’s established business curriculum and Forbes Media’s global resources, curated talent, and high quality content.

Students of the Forbes School of Business will gain online access to a vast trove of Forbes resources dating back almost a century. Forbes’ contributors may also be available to serve as guest lecturers, sharing their expansive knowledge with Ashford’s online students. Other benefits for Forbes School of Business students include invitations to unique speaker series, and webinars featuring business experts from Forbes’ roster of approximately 1,200 international contributors.



About Ashford University

Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelors, or master’s degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor’s degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.


About Forbes Media

Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. Through October 2013,, a leading business website, reached 28 million unique visitors, according to comScore worldwide. Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe attract a global audience of more than 5 million readers. The Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social sharing and the Web. The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine, and has 31 licensed local editions around the world.