Centre College’s Cody Cook ’14, assistant director of residence life, was recently awarded the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO) Service Award.
Every year, SEAHO member institutions may nominate one person from their staff to receive the honor. The awards are intended to recognize a staff person who has made a significant contribution to the residence hall experience.
“Cody is an excellent member of our residence life team,” said Randy Hays, vice president and dean of student life. “His attention to detail, when paired with his creativity and his caring nature, makes his work stand out among residence life professionals—and our office is all the better because of his efforts.
“He is respectful of all—always an advocate for diversity and inclusion efforts,” Hays continued. “He manages a busy work schedule, serves as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and is active and involved across campus supporting our students. He is most deserving of this recognition.”
After graduating from Centre in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Cook served as the coordinator for residence life and housing during the 2014-15 academic year. He has been in his current position since the fall of 2017.
In this role, Cook helps support and supervise the resident assistants and resident directors, working closely with colleagues to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students on campus.
Since Cook started working at the College, he has been instrumental in the Residence Life Office with training, recruiting and selecting student staff members, as well as working with resident assistants.
“Cody is a team player with a strong dedication to Centre,” said Kendrick Durham, assistant dean and director of campus activities. “He has a students-first mentality and is vigilant about making sure students are learning through their involvement with residence life. I think this award is deserved and representative of Cody’s commitment to his alma mater and to the students.”
by Kerry Steinhofer
March 21, 2018