What we do and who we are

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs at Grand Canyon University is responsible for two general-interest publications created for students, faculty and staff on campus and online. Our mission is to tell the stories of the University in an informative and timely manner across multiple platforms, guided by principles of accuracy and fairness.

GCU Today is the University’s official news source, located at http://news.gcu.edu. The GCU News Bureau staff is responsible for reporting in words, photos and video on the people, programs, events and activities of the GCU community.

GCU Today Magazine is a quarterly print publication available across campus as well as online and by mail. The magazine takes a long-form look at the issues and people making news at the University, and it also serves GCU’s alumni base.

Stay up-to-the-minute with GCU’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, including http://www.facebook.com/grandcanyonu
and http://www.twitter.com/GCU_Today. The GCU Today video channel is at http://www.youtube.com/GCUTodayNews.

The GCU News Bureau is:

Doug Carroll / Communications Director
doug.carroll@gcu.edu – 602.639.8011

Michael Ferraresi / Senior Writer
michael.ferraresi@gcu.edu – 602.639.7030

Janie Magruder / Communications Manager
janie.magruder@gcu.edu – 602.639.8018

Cooper Nelson / Junior Writer
cooper.nelson@gcu.edu – 602.639.7511

Rick Vacek / Senior Writer
rick.vacek@gcu.edu – 602.639.8203

Please direct questions, comments and story ideas relative to GCU Today to doug.carroll@gcu.edu. Mailing address: 3300 W. Camelback Road, Building 5, Phoenix AZ 85017.

For public relations inquiries, contact Sophia Zaft, Senior Manager of Media Relations, at 602.639.7603 or sophia.zaft@gcu.edu.


For academic questions and concerns, contact the appropriate college at GCU:

College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 602.639.7613
Dean: Dr. Mark Wooden

Ken Blanchard College of Business
Phone: 602.639.7205
Interim dean: Dr. Kevin McClean

College of Education
Phone: 602.639.6205
Dean: Dr. Kimberly LaPrade

College of Doctoral Studies
Phone: 602.639.7500
Dean: Dr. Hank Radda

College of Fine Arts and Production
Phone: 602.639.7500
Dean: Claude Pensis

College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
Phone: 602.639.7500
Dean: Dr. Anne McNamara

College of Theology
Phone: 602.639.7500
Dean: Dr. Jason Hiles