Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 26, 2012



Grand Canyon Education, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34211   20-3356009
(State or other Jurisdiction of   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Incorporation)     Identification No.)


3300 W. Camelback Road    
Phoenix, Arizona   85017
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (602) 639-7500

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On March 26, 2012, Christopher C. Richardson notified Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (the “Company”) that he will resign from his positions as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and as the Company’s General Counsel, effective upon the selection of his replacement as General Counsel. The Company expects to be able to name a replacement within the next month, and, consequently, Mr. Richardson will not stand for reelection as a director at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in May 2012. Mr. Richardson has served as the Company’s General Counsel since 2007 and as a director since 2004.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 26, 2012   By:  

/s/ Daniel E. Bachus

    Daniel E. Bachus
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer)