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Snow College Officially Welcomes 17th President

Inauguration Ceremony set for November 7, 2019

President Brad Cook

On November 7, 2019, Snow College will formally welcome President Bradley J. Cook as the 17th President during an investiture ceremony. Nina Barnes, Vice Chair of the State Board of Regents will give the official charge to the president, and several speakers – representing various constituencies – will offer a greeting to the president. Scheduled to speak are Ben Scheffner, Student Body President; Larry Smith, Faculty Senate President; Michael Benson, Former Snow College President and Friend; and Spencer J. Cox, Lt. Governor and Snow College Alumnus. Students from the Horne School of Music will provide several musical numbers, and President and Mrs. Cook will both address the audience.

President Cook was selected in January as the president after a comprehensive national search and assumed his duties on May 17, 2019. In honor of the college’s 131 years of operation, President Cook has conducted a 131 day listening tour where he has met with faculty, staff, students, community members, legislators, and stakeholders. President Cook has asked employees and others to remember the past, realize the future, and reimage the future. That word, “Reimagine,” has been chosen as the inauguration theme.

The ceremony begins at 12:30 in Jorgensen Hall of the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts and is open to the public. A reception in the lobby will follow.

About Snow College

Snow College, founded in 1888 by Utah pioneers, is a two-year college with campuses located in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah. Serving more than 5,000 students, the college has been nationally recognized for its student success rates, affordable cost-for-value, involvement opportunities, and exceptional teaching. Learn more about all Snow College has to offer online at