What we do and who we are

The Office of Communications and Public Relations 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. 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 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.

For public relations or media inquiries, contact Bob Romantic, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations, at 602-639-7611 or [email protected].

Stay up-to-the-minute with GCU’s Facebook, Twitter and video channel.

The GCU News Bureau is:

Bob Romantic / Executive Director
[email protected] – 602-639-7611

Rick Vacek / Communications Manager
[email protected]602-639-8203

Lana Sweeten-Shults / Senior Writer
[email protected] – 602-639-7901

Mike Kilen / Senior Writer
[email protected] – 602-639-6764

Ashlee Larrison / Staff Writer
[email protected] – 602-639-8488

Please direct questions, comments and story ideas relative to GCU Today to [email protected]. Mailing address: 3300 W. Camelback Road, Building 5, Phoenix AZ 85017.


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

Colangelo College of Business
Phone: 602-639-7205
Dean: Dr. Randy Gibb

College of Education
Phone: 602-639-6205
Dean: Dr. Kimberly LaPrade

College of Doctoral Studies
Phone: 602-639-7500
Dean: Dr. Michael Berger

College of Fine Arts and Production
Phone: 602-639-7500
Dean: Claude Pensis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 602-639-7500
Dean: Dr. Sherman Elliott

College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
Phone: 602-639-7500
Dean: Dr. Lisa Smith

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Phone: 602-639-8302
Dean: Dr. Mark Wooden

College of Theology
Phone: 602-639-7500
Dean: Dr. Jason Hiles