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Ashford University and Forbes Media Introduce the Forbes School of Business
Forbes Media chairman Steve Forbes joins Ashford dignitaries for ceremonial signing and presentation
(From left to right): Forbes Media chairman and editor in chief Steve Forbes, Forbes Media president and CEO Mike Perlis, Ashford University president and CEO Dr. Richard Pattenaude, and Bridgepoint Education president and CEO Andrew Clark.

In a reception held at its headquarters in San Diego on December 12, representatives from Ashford University, Bridgepoint Education, and Forbes Media unveiled the Forbes School of Business.

“By working together, Ashford and Forbes will be able to draw upon our combined resources,” said Dr. Richard Pattenaude, president and chief executive officer of Ashford University, in his opening remarks. “Ashford has built and refined a thorough business curriculum and has established an effective online platform to deliver it to students around the world. Forbes contributes a unique global perspective on the world of business, a network of talent, and a truly impressive library of business resources.”

During the event, additional remarks were given by Forbes Media chairman and editor in chief Steve Forbes, Bridgepoint Education president and chief executive officer Andrew Clark, and Forbes Media president and chief executive officer Mike Perlis. Following the remarks, all four speakers participated in a ceremonial signing.

Students of the Forbes School of Business will gain online access to 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.