Friday, the Utah Board of Regents selected Dr. Bradley J. Cook to be the 17th president of Snow College, in Ephraim. Cook has served as Provost and a professor of history at Southern Utah University, since 2009. During that time, he worked to establish SUU as a national leader in student-centric, highly engaged learning environments.
“Snow College is a very special place, it’s like Southern Utah University, it places a premium on personal attention and I was a beneficiary of a very caring faculty and staff there,” Cook said.
Cook is an alum of Snow College and a native of central Utah. Cook earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from Stanford, before attending Oxford for his Ph.D.
Cook says it was at Snow that the academic fire ignited, for him.
“I just learned to love learning,” he said. “I think it was really the expectations of faculty that they respected us enough to have rigor, and it was that where I really learned to love academic work.”
Cook will assume duties in May.