Grand Canyon University announced on July 31 it will delay its Mesa campus by a year in order to focus resources on expanding the Phoenix location.
When built, the campus will be part of the Eastmark development in the Gateway area. The initial announcement was made in 2013, when the school tendered plans for a 100-plus-acre campus and possible 60-acre expansion.
What GCU is planning to build in the meantime are several residence halls, two classroom buildings, a parking garage and the groundwork for an engineering facility.
“The student demand for what we’re doing here on the Phoenix campus is so great, investing those funds here is the most expeditious use of our capital expenditure money right now,” said Brian Mueller, president and CEO of Grand Canyon University.