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Grand Canyon University President On For-Profit Schools, NCAA

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Grand Canyon University.

The NCAA is still trying to figure out exactly how to deal with for-profit schools like Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University.

The Pac-12 conference didn't like the idea of competing on a field or a court with a university that had shareholders.

The NCAA seems to have split the difference by giving for-profit schools a seat at the table and the chance to compete for championships with its non-profit fellow institutions of higher learning. But a little bit is missing.

Jake New of Inside Higher Ed and Grand Canyon University President and CEO Brian Mueller helped us fill in the blanks.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.