Gary Gum received his MSN and BSN from University of Phoenix and ADN from Kaskaskia Community College in Centralia, Illinois. Gary is currently the Program Director for the Albuquerque, New Mexico College of Nursing campus at Grand Canyon University. Gary's role was pivotal to establishing Grand Canyon University's first ever, out-of-state, ground campus. Gary helped in successfully achieving provisional approval for the nursing program from the Arizona State Board of Nursing and developed nursing curriculum, policy, and procedure. He was also the Campus Dean at the Chamberlain College of Nursing prior to arriving at GCU. Gary consistently gives back to the community through publications, television appearances, and performing a great deal of community service.