Management

Management

  • Brian Mueller

    Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
    Brian E. Mueller has been serving as our Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2008, as a director since March 2009, and as the Chairman of our Board since January 2017. Since July 1, 2018, Mr. Mueller has also served as the President of Grand Canyon University, an independent non-profit Arizona corporation that is our most significant university partner. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Mueller served as the President of Grand Canyon University when it was owned and operated by the Company. From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Mueller was employed by Apollo Education Group, Inc., a for-profit, postsecondary education company and the parent company of the University of Phoenix, serving between January 2006 and June 2008 as its President and a Director. Mr. Mueller previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Apollo Education Group, Inc. from December 2005 to January 2006, as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Phoenix Online, a unit of the University of Phoenix, from March 2002 to November 2005, and as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Phoenix Online from May 1997 to March 2002. From 1987 to May 1997, Mr. Mueller held several positions in operations management for Apollo Education Group, Inc. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Mueller was a professor at Concordia University. Mr. Mueller received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Education degree from Concordia University.
    • Dan Bachus

      Chief Financial Officer
      Daniel E. Bachus has been serving as our Chief Financial Officer since July 1, 2008. From January 2007 until June 2008, Mr. Bachus served as chief financial officer for Loreto Bay Company, a real estate developer. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Bachus served as the chief accounting officer and controller of Apollo Education Group, Inc., a for-profit, postsecondary education company and the parent company of the University of Phoenix. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Bachus was employed by Deloitte & Touche LLP, most recently as an audit senior manager. Mr. Bachus received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Arizona and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
      • Joseph N. Mildenhall

        Chief Information Officer
        Joseph N. Mildenhall has been serving as our Chief Information Officer since September 2009. From 1998 to September 2009, Mr. Mildenhall was employed by Apollo Education Group, Inc., a for-profit, postsecondary education company and the parent company of the University of Phoenix, serving between June 2006 and September 2009 as its chief information officer. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Mildenhall directed the design, development and deployment of the University of Phoenix online education environment and the student and faculty Internet portal supporting the rapid growth of the online campus beginning in 1998. From 1979 to 1988, Mr. Mildenhall held increasingly responsible roles in software development at J&K Computer Systems, eventually becoming vice president and co-owner. When J&K Computer Systems was acquired by National Computer Systems, Mr. Mildenhall continued in senior software development and technology leadership roles through 1998. Mr. Mildenhall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
        • Dr. W. Stan Meyer

          Chief Operating Officer
          Dr. W. Stan Meyer has been serving as our Chief Operating Officer since July 26, 2012, having previously served in the position of Executive Vice President from June 2008 to July 2012. From August 2002 to June 2008, Dr. Meyer was employed by Apollo Education Group, Inc., a for-profit, postsecondary education company and the parent company of the University of Phoenix, serving between June 2006 to June 2008 as its executive vice president of marketing and enrollment. Dr. Meyer previously served as a regional vice president of the University of Phoenix Online, a unit of the University of Phoenix, and division director of Axia College and of the School of Advanced Studies, also units of the University of Phoenix. From 1983 to 2002, Dr. Meyer held several positions with the Concordia University system, including director of operations for Concordia University’s education network. Dr. Meyer received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration degree and a Doctor of Education in Institutional Management degree from Pepperdine University.
          • Dilek Marsh

            Chief Data Officer
            Ms. Marsh has been serving as our Chief Data Officer since July 2018, having previously served in the position of Executive Vice President since July 2012 and Senior Vice President since August 2008. Ms. Marsh has been in higher education for the last 20 years. Ms. Marsh has served in information technology roles since 1999, including software development project management, business process design and business analytics. Ms. Marsh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Bogazici University in Turkey, a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Arizona State University and a Master of Business administration in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
            • Daniel J. Briggs

              Chief Executive Officer of Orbis Education Services
              Daniel J. Briggs has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Orbis Education Services, our wholly owned subsidiary, since our acquisition of Orbis Education in January 2019. Mr. Briggs founded Orbis Education in 2003 and served in various positions, including chief executive officer and chief growth officer until January 2019. Prior to founding Orbis Education, Mr. Briggs served as Vice President of National Accounts for CCS Medical, a national home delivery company addressing chronic medical conditions, and Senior Vice President for ORYX Consulting, specializing in business unit for Roche Diagnostics Corporation that focused on treating common ailments through a virtual portal. Mr. Briggs holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education degree from the University of Missouri.