The Story Behind Grand Canyon University:
Remaking a Neighborhood and a University
|Brian Mueller, President, Grand Canyon University
Brian E. Mueller joined GCU in July 2008 to usher in a new era for the institution. Since that time, GCU has transformed from a small, private, liberal arts, Christian-based university to a thriving center of teaching, learning and scholarship with an abundance of extracurricular activities to enrich and enhance the academic and life experience of our community’s future Christian leaders. Mr. Mueller envisions GCU as not just an institution for higher learning, but also as an instrument for change to bring more highly educated, critically thinking, entrepreneurially minded graduates into our community.
Mr. Mueller has a wealth of higher education expertise, including in the areas of student recruitment, marketing, enrollment, admissions, student retention, financial aid and academic affairs. Mr. Mueller earned a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University and began his higher education career as a professor in the Concordia University system. Immediately prior to joining GCU, Mr. Mueller was president of Apollo Group, Inc., the parent company of the University of Phoenix. He also served in a variety of positions with the University of Phoenix online, including chief executive officer, chief operating officer and senior vice president.