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Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

Grand Canyon University; Photo by Shavon Rose for AZ Big Media

Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →

GCU names new dean of nursing school


Dr. Melanie D. Logue, who got her start in nursing as a student at Grand Canyon University, taught in its Family Nurse Practitioner Program and chaired the university’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. GCU President Brian Mueller and Provost Dr. Hank Radda announced… Read More →

Joblyt wins GCU’s Canyon Challenge


Recent Grand Canyon University graduates Brad Scruggs, Brian Scruggs, and Ahmad Saleem won $11,000 in the fourth annual Canyon Challenge for their software application Joblyt. Joblyt is a software application that connects people who need to get jobs done and those who are looking for work. Users can post a job that needs to be… Read More →

GCU considers return to nonprofit status

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Grand Canyon University announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has formed a committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives to its investment-based business model, including a return to the nonprofit status it held from 1949 to 2004. In particular, the Board chose to form the committee after the university’s management expressed a desire… Read More →

Mueller uses hybrid model to turn GCU into a winner

Brian Mueller is the CEO of Grand Canyon University.

Brian Mueller has created the most successful business model in education. When he took over as Grand Canyon University’s CEO in 2008, there were less than 1,000 students on campus and about 10,000 online. Today, GCU has 8,500 students on campus and 50,000 online, with a new East Valley campus coming in 2015. Mueller has… Read More →

GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo


Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school… Read More →

Tutor Perini renovating GCU arena

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Featured

Tutor Perini Building Corp. is expanding Grand Canyon University Arena’s seating capacity from approximately 4,300 to 7,000 seats. The expansion takes place just two and a half years after Tutor Perini originally built the arena. The most challenging part of the renovation is the aggressive 190-day deadline put in place to meet previously booked university… Read More →

Boiling Point: The Southeast Valley Heats Up 2013

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Arizona’s development is expected to have a hot few years ahead of it, but no place is more on fire right now than the East Valley. General Motors announced its move to Chandler last March, with the promise of 1,000 tech-related jobs. GoDaddy broke ground in May on a Global Technology Center in Tempe. On… Read More →

Grand Canyon earnings exceed expectations

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Grand Canyon Education Inc.’s shares soared Wednesday after the for-profit education company reported first-quarter results that far exceeded market expectations, and it issued a strong full-year forecast. The Phoenix-based company, which offers both on-campus and online courses, reported after the market closed Tuesday that its net income increased nearly 45 percent to $20.9 million, or… Read More →

Grand Canyon University looks to expand

by in Business News | Education

Administrators at Grand Canyon University say they’re seeking bids from Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek and Chandler for another campus. The Arizona Republic reports that GCU also may build elsewhere in the southwest such as Las Vegas and Albuquerque, N.M. Officials with the private Christian college say a growing number of students from the Mesa… Read More →

GCU Will Host Biggest Night In TNA Wrestling History

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TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announced on the July 5th live broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike TV that Phoenix will host the biggest night in TNA wrestling history. The “Bound For Glory” pay-per-view extravaganza will air to a world-wide audience on Sunday, October 14th. Tickets for the event will go on-sale Friday, August 24th. “Bound For… Read More →

50 Largest Employers In Arizona

50 Largest Employers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

These are the 50 largest employers in Arizona, including public and privately held companies and not-for-profit corporations, ranked by the number of employees based on full-time equivalents of 40 hours per week and based on industry research. 50 Largest Employers in Arizona Walmart Stores Inc. Arizona employees in 2011: 30,634 Employment change since 2010: Added… Read More →

GCU’s Executive Education Programs Focus On Busy Business Leader

By taking academic principles and putting them in real-world scenarios, the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University (GCU) is helping companies enhance the level at which they are operating. It does this through leadership programs that help busy executives work more collaboratively and with a constant eye on the big picture. “Companies… Read More →

Grand Canyon University Commits To Go Red For Women Campaign

Many in the Valley still don’t realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. But with long-standing health care educator Grand Canyon University (GCU) putting its muscle behind the annual Go Red For Women campaign, you can bet the issue will become top of mind. “With our penetration in the local health… Read More →