Dr. Bradley J. Cook is the President of the American University of Bahrain (AUBH). Prior to his role at AUBH, Dr. Cook served as the 17th President of Snow College in the U.S., leading it to success, by being ranked 7th Public College in the West, with the best ranking in the state of Utah. In 2020, Snow College was also ranked number 1 nationally in its class, for student success. He was consequently identified as one of “The Most Visionary Education Leaders of 2020” by the Education Magazine.
Prior to that, he served as Provost at Southern Utah University (SUU). He had worked to establish student-centric, highly applied learning environments, and has advanced an agenda of internationalizing the university. Under his leadership, SUU has achieved record high student success rates, created over 25 new academic programs and centers, and elevated SUU’s academic reputation as one of the premier public regional universities in the Intermountain West. Dr. Cook has also served as President of the Abu Dhabi Women’s College; and worked at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Additionally, he served as a Commissioner for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a U.S. Institutional accrediting body. Dr. Cook earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the University of Oxford.