Rebecca Cook, Director, University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education
Rebecca Cook is Director of Continuing & Professional Education (CaPE) at the University of Arizona, where she oversees programs focused on giving individuals and organizations a means to transform their worlds. With innovative and relevant course offerings that address the ever-changing needs of the workplace, CaPE delivers discipline-specific, customized and workforce training, online certificate programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. Developed in collaboration with UA faculty, industry experts, and corporate, industry and community leaders, CaPE programs provide a remarkable range of options for adult learners.
With nearly two decades of continuing education experience, Rebecca is well aware of the challenges facing nontraditional students and is passionate about helping to break down the barriers that keep them from reaching their goals. In her own life, she has been a park service ranger, acquisitions editor, public health nurse, restaurant reviewer, ambulance dispatcher, marketing specialist and children’s bookseller — she understands what career transitions and fresh starts are all about!