In his role as Associate Dean, John Cooke oversees the following:
- Campus Activities
- Commuter & Transfer Student Engagment
- Fraternity & Sorority Life
- New Student & Family Programs
- Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC)
- Student Leadership Development & Traditions
John Cooke has been at Drexel University since 2003. He first began his career at Drexel as an Assistant Director/Resident Director (AD/RD) in the Office of Residential Living where he lived and worked with the students in Myers Hall. In 2006, he made the transition to Director of Campus Activities where he remained until 2008, when he became Assistant Dean for Campus Engagement, the role he currently serves within Student Affairs.
Cooke enjoys working with college students and looks for ways to engage them on campus. He advises several groups on campus including the Chess Club, Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity, and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Cooke is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Cooke received his Bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 1996 and taught seventh grade for five years at Christ the King School in Northeast Philadelphia, where he also coached track and basketball and served as the parish Athletic Director. In 2001, he left teaching and returned to school full-time. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2003 with a Masters degree in College Student Personnel. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and two sons Patrick and Connor. He is also an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a community service/philanthropic based Irish Catholic organization, and serves on his high school, Archbishop Ryan's, President's Advisory Board.