National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Susan Cook as superintendent of Niobrara National Scenic River in western Nebraska. She has currently been serving as acting superintendent at the park and is currently the program manager of Interpretation, Education and Volunteers. She will assume her new role in March.
A 32-year veteran of the NPS, Cook has a wide range of experience, much of it gained during her 28 years at Homestead National Historical Park. She began her career as an administrative assistant and advanced to serve as a senior leader for the park managing the interpretation and resource operations. She has also taken a leadership role of the Regional Interpretation, Education and Volunteers Council. She transferred to Niobrara National Scenic River three years ago as the program manager for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers and has continued to grow the park’s programming and outreach.
Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska, and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Doane University in Lincoln, Nebraska.