Brian Mueller

Brian Mueller President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian Mueller joined Grand Canyon University in July 2008 to usher in a new era for the institution - from an entrepreneurial venture to a market-supported public company. Taking the successes he experienced at Apollo Group (the parent company of the University of Phoenix), Mr. Mueller guided Grand Canyon University to the first IPO on Wall Street after a nearly four-month drought when it went public in November 2008.

Immediately prior to joining Grand Canyon University, Mr. Mueller was president and a director of Apollo Group. He also served in a variety of positions with the University of Phoenix Online, including CEO, chief operating officer and senior vice president. Under his leadership, online enrollment grew from 3,500 to 340,000.

Mr. Mueller began his higher education career as a professor at Concordia University. Mr. Mueller earned a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University.

Dr. Stan Meyer

Stan Meyer Portrait Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Stan Meyer joined Grand Canyon University in 2008 with more than 25 years of experience in higher education. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Meyer served the Apollo Group, Inc. from 2002 through 2008, as Executive Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment, as well as Division Director for Doctoral Programs and Regional Vice President of Axia College at University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of the Apollo Group, Inc.

Dr. Meyer previously spent 19 years in higher education serving in various administrative and academic roles throughout the Concordia University system, including admissions, enrollment, financial aid, student retention, distance education and faculty. He also serves on the board of Phoenix-based Valley Lutheran High School.

Dr. Meyer earned his Doctorate of Education in Institutional Management and Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University (California) and his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Concordia University (Nebraska).

Dan Bachus

Dan Bachus Portrait Chief Financial Officer

Dan Bachus joined Grand Canyon University in 2008 and brings more than eight years of executive level finance and leadership experience to his position.

Prior to joining the University, Mr. Bachus served as Chief Financial Officer for the Loreto Bay Company (2006-2008); as the Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Apollo Group, Inc., a for-profit, post-secondary education company and the parent company of the University of Phoenix (2000-2006); and as an audit senior manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP (1992-2000).

Mr. Bachus also is a certified public accountant and serves on the Board of Directors of the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center.

Mr. Bachus earned his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Arizona and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Faculty and Staff

Hank Radda, Ph.D.

M. Wooden
K. Mark Wooden, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Kimberly LaPrade, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education
Claude Pensis
Dean, College of Fine Arts
and Production
Tim Griffin
Pastor Tim Griffin
Vice President of Student Services
and Dean of Students
Jason Hiles, PhD
Jason Hiles, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Theology
Michael Berger
Michael Berger, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Doctoral Studies
Randy Gibb
Randy Gibb, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
Dr. Sherman Elliott
Sherman Elliott, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Humanities
and Social Sciences
Maria Quimba
Maria Quimba, RN,

Associate Dean, College of
Nursing and Health
Care Professions
Melanie Logue
Melanie Logue, PhD, DNP,

Interim Chief Nurse Administrator
and Assistant Dean
, College of
Nursing and Health
Care Professions

Board of Directors

Brent Richardson
Executive Chairman of the Board
Sara R. Dial
Brian E. Mueller
Chief Executive Officer
President and Director
Jack A. Henry
Bradley A. Casper
Kevin F. Warren
David J. Johnson