Greg Cook named associate vice chancellor for academic affairs

    May 14, 2012

    Greg CookThe University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has named Greg Cook as the next associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.

    "Dr. Cook has been an outstanding leader in several areas critical to the university including Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), accreditation, assessment and academic program review.  His many talents and experiences combined with his thoughtful and inclusive approach to decision-making made him stand out among a national pool of finalists," said Beverly Kopper, provost. "I look forward to working with Greg as we strive to serve our students, faculty, staff and communities and meet the current challenges facing our university and higher education."

    Cook has held several positions at UW-Whitewater, including department chair and professor of psychology, and chair of the audit and review committee. Most recently, he served as director of academic assessment, where he spearheaded campus efforts for LEAP, a national program created to reinvigorate liberal arts learning.

    As associate vice chancellor, Cook will oversee academic programs, manage curriculum approval and supervise the Honors Program and Undergraduate Research Program. Cook will support faculty and staff development and provide leadership for an array of academic initiatives.

    Kopper extended her appreciation to John Stone, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education, who served in the interim.

    "Dr. John Stone has served admirably as interim associate vice chancellor," Kopper said. "I am deeply indebted to John for his wise counsel, dedicated leadership and passionate service to the division and the university."

    Cook will begin his new duties on Tuesday, May 15.

    "I've thoroughly enjoyed serving students, faculty, and staff at UW-Whitewater for the past 22 years, and I very much look forward to my new duties as the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs," Cook said. "I'm especially excited to have the opportunity to work more closely with Provost Kopper on many important issues facing our institution, and I'll learn as much as I can from John Stone during our transition over the next few months. I'm truly honored to have this opportunity to serve the UW-Whitewater community."

    Cook earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and a doctorate in experimental psychology from Vanderbilt University.

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