Cook accepts reappointment as DeanEdward Cook has accepted a one-year reappointment as Dean of Students in the University at Provost Geoffrey Stone's request. Cook, who has served as Dean since 1990, had planned to step down as Dean at the end of his term this month, but accepted reappointment while further consideration is being given to the structure of the Dean of Students' Office and the search for his successor.
"I am grateful to Ted Cook for accepting this reappointment," Stone said. "Ted is an invaluable resource, and we are fortunate to be able to rely on his extraordinary experience and judgment."
The Dean of Students in the University works with the deans of students in the divisions and professional schools and oversees many University departments, including Academic Publications, the Coordinating Council for Minority Issues, Graduate Affairs, Graduate Aid Planning & Research, International Affairs and the Registrar's Office. The Dean also works closely with the Student Counseling & Resource Service.
Cook, Associate Professor in History, was initially appointed Dean of Students in the University in 1990 and was reappointed in 1993, when he was also named Associate Provost for Graduate Programs.
Since joining the faculty in 1972, he has served as chairman of the Undergraduate History Program Committee and chairman of the America in Western Civilization staff. He has been a member of numerous departmental and University committees, and he served as a member of the Council of the Faculty Senate from 1977 to 1979. Cook and his wife, Lee, have been nonresident masters of the Broadview residence hall since 1987.