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Brian Desmond Cook, Australian University pro-vice-chancellor. Avocations: walking, exercise, reading, music M C. Grantee National Committee on Teaching Social Sciences, Canberra, 1977, Riverina College Advanced Education, 1983, Commonwealth Tertiary Education Comm., 1986, 91, 94.


Cook, Brian Desmond was born on July 18, 1938 in Mildura, New South Wales, Australia.


Bachelor, University New England, Armidale, New South Wales, 1968. Master of Education, Sydney (Australia) University, 1973. Master of Arts, MacQuarie University, Sydney, 1978.

Graduate diploma library, Riverina College Advanced Education, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, 1980.


From teacher to deputy principal, New South Wales Department Education, 1960-1972;curriculum officer, New South Wales Department Education, Sydney, 1973;lecturer/senior lecturer, Riverina College Advanced Education, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, 1974-1975;director information resources center, Riverina College Advanced Education, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, 1976-1981;dean school library and information science and college library, Riverina College Advanced Education, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, 1981-1983;head resource center, Brisbane (Queensland) College Advanced Education, 1983-1987;assistant director, Brisbane (Queensland) College Advanced Education, 1987-1990;director information services and university library, Griffith U., Brisbane, 1990-1991;pro-vice chancellor, Griffith U., Brisbane, 1992-1998;company director, Griffith U., Brisbane, since 1998. Special consultant Australian-Fiji Education Project, 1993-1994.


  • Avocations: walking, exercise, reading, music M C.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (with R. Saunders): Education for Librarianship: the 1980s, 1982. Editor: Merge and Mutate: Multicampus Academic Libraries, 1990, Electronic Journal: The Future Is With Us, 1992, Think Strategically—Manage Practically, 1993. Contributor over 60 articles to professional journals and other publications.


Co-founder, chairman Wagga District Education Association, 1980-1982. Fellow Australian Institute Management, American Biographical Institute Research Association, International Biographical Association, Australian Library and Information Association (president Queensland branch 1985-1986). Member Australian Information Management Association (director 1986-1987), Australian College Education (regional chairman Reverina area 1983), Australian Institute Tertiary Educational Administrators, American Association University Administrators, Australian Council library and Information Services (Queensland chairman, 1985-1989, 91-93), Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee (member standing committee on information resources 1992-1997).


  • Other Interests

    Walking, exercise, reading, music.


Son of Arthur Edward and Mary "Mena" (McCann) C. Married Suzanne Lavinia Beckett, May 12, 1961 (divorced 1994). Children: Andrea Suzanne, Sharon Jennifer, Sukey Suzanne.

Married Sandra Lee Jeffries, June 10, 1995. 1 child, Vanessa Lee.

Arthur Edward Mary


Suzanne Lavinia Beckett

Sandra Lee Jeffries

Andrea Suzanne Cook

Sharon Jennifer Cook

Sukey Suzanne Cook

Vanessa Lee Cook