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Randall Gibb
Chief Academic Officer, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Randy Gibb, PhD, is the Provost & Chief Academic Officer of Grand Canyon University as of July 2022. Prior to that role he was the Dean of the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He joined GCU in 2014 and led the mission to exemplify servant leadership and inspire GCU students to use business as ministry and business as a force for good.
Prior to Grand Canyon University, Dr. Gibb served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. He retired as a Colonel in 2012 after a variety of operational aviation assignments, including commanding two flying units, one in Air Mobility Command and the other in Air Education and Training Command. His previous academic leadership roles in the military were Department Head at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Behavioral Science & Leadership Department and Senior Military Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He’s also held the position Associate Professor and Chair of the Human & Environmental Systems Department in the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University.
Dr. Gibb has extensive experience in leadership development, human factors engineering, aviation safety and visual spatial disorientation. He has published and presented in various academic journals and conferences on those topics. Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Gibb was a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1986. He has a Master of Arts from the U.S. Naval Command & Staff College, and he earned his PhD and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Human Factors, from Arizona State University.

Randy Gibb is the dean of the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University; he leads a college that offers academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Gibb is a former pilot and retired colonel, U.S. Air Force, having led two different flying squadrons, served as chair of the behavioral science and leadership department at the U.S. Air Force Academy and worked as a senior military professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He also was chair of the human and environmental systems department at Arizona State University. Dr. Gibb earned his BS from the USAF Academy, MSE from Arizona State University, MA from the Naval Command and Staff College and PhD from Arizona State University.

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How did I get to GCU?
Relationships—that is how I was connected to Grand Canyon University. GCU Provost Hank Radda, PhD, began conversations about a possible ‘fit’ for me at the university.

What do I enjoy most in the Colangelo College of Business?
The people—faculty and staff and all the amazing students! The energy and positive atmosphere come from the people at GCU.

What advice do I have for business school students?
From day one, start branding yourself and creating your resume. Get involved and engaged in activities which then will lead to opportunities.

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