Dr. Cook is an alum of Snow College and a native of central Utah. Most recently he
served as the Provost at Southern Utah University. During his tenure at SUU he worked
to establish the school as a national leader in student-centric, highly applied learning
environments, and has advanced an agenda of internationalizing the university. He
also served as President of the Abu Dhabi Women’s College in the United Arab Emirates,
and eight years at then-Utah Valley State College as Vice President of College Relations
and later as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Cook has a bachelor’s and master’s
degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the University of Oxford.