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Grand Canyon University submits application to return to non-profit status

January 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has submitted an updated application to the Higher Learning Commission to re-establish the institution as a non-profit university upon its purchase of certain academic-related assets from Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (GCE). Following the sale, GCE would operate as a for-profit third-party provider of educational and related services to GCU and potentially, in the future, to other universities.

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FAQs for proposal to re-establish GCU as a non-profit institution

January 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Why is GCU pursuing a return to its non-profit status? The proposal with the Higher Learning Commission is being considered as a way to return to the University’s historical non-profit roots. It is in the best long-term interests of our students, faculty and staff, the community and our investors, in that it would: Provide faculty and students equitable opportunities to participate in academic and co-curricular opportunities with our peer institutions without being segregated based on tax-status. Open up the world of non-profit philanthropic giving, grant writing and research opportunities. Better enable the University to continue to hold the line on tuition – which has been frozen on the ground campus for 10 years – and keep higher education affordable for all socioeconomic classes of Americans. Allow the University to continue to invest in infrastructure and maximize opportunities for faculty/staff growth. Maximize opportunities for continued investments in the community. Provide the opportunity for the University to become a full voting member of the NCAA. Allow Grand Canyon Education, Inc. to continue as publicly traded educational services company that has the potential to provide services to other institutions in addition to GCU. In short, this return to our historical non-profit status conveys […]

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GCU freezes tuition for 10th consecutive year

November 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU holds the line on tuition for 10th straight year. “Ten years without raising tuition on our ground campus, with only minimal increases in online tuition… that’s unheard of in higher education,” said GCU President Brian Mueller.

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GCU awarding full-tuition scholarships to 25 students — for a start

November 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Students Inspiring Students program each year awards 100 full-tuition scholarship to students in inner-city Phoenix and Glendale schools.

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GCU students release second full album on iTunes

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Press Release With 11 original songs reflecting the Christian music movement of the modern era, students from Grand Canyon University’s Center for Worship Arts have released their second full album, Canyon Worship 2017, on iTunes. The album is a collaboration between the university’s students and guest producers Billy Smiley, formerly of Whiteheart and The Gaithers, and Geoff Hunker of Satellites and Sirens. “The songs are an eclectic mix of musical styles – from southern rock to gospel, pop and smooth jazz – but each of them honors God and points the listener to Him,” said Eric Johnson, recording studio manager in GCU’s College of Theology. Among the album’s highlights is “Prodigal’s Lullaby,” recorded by GCU freshman Courtney Welker, who wrote the song when she was just 17 years old. There’s also “Keep Prayin’,” “which sounds like something you would hear while traveling through a Southern Bayou along the Mississippi River,” Johnson said. “And ‘Never Give Up’ has a groovy disco vibe reminiscent of the resurgence of ‘80s funk.” The album also features several guest artists, including David Ellefson, bass player with the rock band Megadeth and now Mega Life Ministries; Jonathan Crone, producer, engineer and guitarist; and Joel Vaughn, […]

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GCU honors Jerry Colangelo with museum in his name

September 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has opened the 2,200-square-foot Jerry Colangelo Museum to honor an outstanding servant leader who cemented himself in Arizona’s sports and business history.

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ACBSP reaffirms accreditation for GCU business programs

June 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The accreditation of GCU’s Colangeo College of Business has been reaffirmed by ACBSP. “The reaccreditation by ACBSP is a testament to the hard work of our CCOB faculty and staff as well as the advisory board members who are integral to the direction of our business college,” said Brian Mueller, president of GCU.

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Former Phoenix police chief joins GCU as director of public safety

May 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Former Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner has joined Grand Canyon University has the new director of public safety.

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Run to Fight Children’s Cancer hits $500,000 milestone

April 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The seventh annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer has hit a major milestone with a record $500,000 in funds.

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Nicole Powell named GCU women’s basketball head coach

April 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has hired Nicole Powell, a former WNBA All-Star, former assistant coach of  Oregon women’s basketball team, and three-time finalist for the James Naismith Player of the Year Award while at Stanford.

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