Dr. G. Robert Cook, currently superintendent of the Rocky Mountain District, has been appointed as the executive vice president of The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education, effective April 1. Cook, who will relocate to Springfield, Missouri, home to the national AG headquarters, brings a wealth of education and experience to this position. A graduate of Bethany College with a B.S. in Pastoral Theology, he has spent many years in the pastorate. "Bob Cook brings to this new responsibility a passion for the young people of the Assemblies of God and for advancing the mission of our endorsed post-secondary schools," states AG General Superintendent George Wood. "He brings a lifetime of experience in working with young people, and in church and district leadership." Cook earned an M.A. in Christian Education from Denver Seminary, and a D. Min. in Pentecostal Leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He served on the faculty of Bethany College in Church Ministries. He also was interim Dean of Students and Director of Development while there. He was youth/Christian education director for the Rocky Mountain District and for the past 8 years, has served as district superintendent. "His unique gifts and calling will enable the Assemblies of God to more ably resource our schools and the coming great generation of our young people," Wood says. Cook will be working directly with the general superintendent, who also serves as president of the Alliance. Cook will assist Wood as he gives greater attention to Assemblies of God colleges and universities and seeks to implement the initiatives set forth by the Task Force on Higher Education. Cook will also lead the Christian Higher Education Department.