Our diverse student body includes military veterans, LGBTQ persons, and communities of color from 38 states and 48 countries.

President David Fike

David J. Fike, PhD became GGU's seventh President in August of 2015. Dr. Fike was formerly the president of Marygrove College, a century-old liberal arts institution in Detroit. He joined Marygrove in 2005, serving as provost for one year before becoming Marygrove's president. During his nine-year presidential tenure, Dr. Fike provided the strategic vision that recast the college's legacy as a commitment to develop students' talents, skills, and dispositions to lead in urban communities and he garnered the resources, including a three-year $1.5M curriculum development grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to support faculty in carrying out this commitment.

Joshua L. Burgher, Chief Operating Officer

Joshua L. Burgher joined GGU as CFO and vice president for Finance and Administration in 2019. Burgher has had a distinguished career in higher education, most recently working at Co- lumbia University, where he was instru- mental in producing significant growth in enrollment and revenue. His financial planning and operations, risk management, human resources management, information technology infrastructure and services, facilities, public safety, and auxiliary services.

Marc Singer, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Marc Singer joined GGU as dean of the new School of Undergraduate Studies in December 2018. His previous experience as a champion of higher education for adult and non-traditional learners, and innovative solutions to their educational and career challenges, dovetails with GGU’s long-time commitment in these areas.

Amy B. McLellan, Dean of the Braden School of Taxation

Amy B. McLellan joined GGU as dean of the Braden School of Taxation and director of the LLM Taxation and Estate Planning programs in April. Her arrival marks the beginning of a groundbreak- ing joint program between tax and law and signifies another innovative step toward preparing students for today’s merging worlds.