Kathy Cook

Kathy Cook

Senior Director
Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab
Military and Strategic Initiatives, Office of University Affairs


As Senior Director of the ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab (LDNS Lab), Kathy provides leadership and support for Lieutenant General Benjamin Freakley, U.S. Army (Ret) and Ambassador-in-Residence Michael Polt while directing the strategic operations and development of the LDNS Lab.   

She is also Senior Director of Military and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of University Affairs. In this role, Kathy builds and maintains strategic alliances with leadership at Arizona military installations. She manages the ASU Flag Officer Advisory Council and directs Salute to Service events related to Arizona Military Leaders, hosts high-level Military/DoD visits, and serves as a resource professional for military protocol policies and guidelines. She is a member of the Blue Blazers, an Alumni Association of the Honorary Commanders Committee of Fighter Country Foundation at Luke A.F.B. 

MEd, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University

BIS, History and Political Science, Arizona State University

Certified Protocol Officer and Certified Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer through the Protocol School of Washington®