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Company Overview of Grand Canyon University

Company Overview

Grand Canyon University (GCU) provides educational services. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs. The institute focuses on biology, occupational therapy, arts, education, nursing and pharmacy, marketing, and business administration fields. It offers the programs through Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Doctoral Studies. GCU was founded in 1949 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

3300 West Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States

Founded in 2008



Key Executives for Grand Canyon University

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 65
Chief Operations Officer
Age: 58
Chief University Relations and Student Success Officer
Chief Academic Officer and Provost
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Grand Canyon University Key Developments

Grand Canyon University Buys Apartment Complex Near Phoenix Campus

Grand Canyon University bought a run-down apartment complex next to its west Phoenix campus for $5.1 million. The for-profit Christian school acquired the 200-unit Camelback Vista apartments from an investor-owner Texas. The University reported that the school is contemplating future uses for the property but said the existing 36-year old complex likely will be demolished at some point.

Grand Canyon University Opens Nursing Cohort Site in Sun City

Grand Canyon University has added a seventh cohort site within its College of Nursing and Health Care Professions after partnering with Banner Health to create a nursing program in Sun City. The new cohort program, which will begin offering classes Aug. 26, is located at 10484 W. Thunderbird Road, directly across from Banner Boswell Medical Center. Courses in the pre-licensure program, RN to BSN and Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) will be offered. In addition to its main campus in Phoenix, GCU also has cohort programs at A.T. Still University in Mesa, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix and Scottsdale Health Care, as well as sites in Tucson and Albuquerque, N.M. GCU's pre-licensure program has been in existence for more than 30 years and is well-respected within the country. The 21,000-square-foot Banner Boswell cohort site includes four classrooms, a computer lab, skills lab and a simulation area that includes four patient rooms, a nurses' station and a home health apartment. In addition, the facility includes three quiet study rooms for students, a student lounge with views of Sun Lake and a patio area facing the lake. GCU will admit 40 students three times a year at the Banner Boswell site for the pre-licensure program. The first class for this fall is already full and will graduate in December of 2014.

Michael Mobley Joins Grand Canyon University as Executive Director

Dr. Michael Mobley, a prominent academic and scientific leader, has joined the staff of Grand Canyon University. Dr. Mobley was appointed Executive Director of GCU's new Center for Integrated Science, Engineering and Technology. The Center will drive the expansion of the university's computer science, applied math and science curriculum, and lay the foundation for a new college. He brings more than 30 years of health care, industrial and academic experience to his new post. Most recently, Dr. Mobley served as associate director and industrial liaison of The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, where he played a pivotal role in the formation of the research institute. Before that, he was industrial liaison in ASU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research, promoting technology transfer, and mining and marketing new technology opportunities.

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