GLIAC Assistant Commissioner - Penny Cook
| Penny Cook began her duties as Assistant
Commissioner for Compliance / Senior Woman Administrator on July 1,
Cook received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and exercise science, with an emphasis in exercise physiology, from Michigan State University in 1987. She went on to earn a State of Michigan provisional teaching certification from MSU in 1989. She earned certification in physical education (K-12) and biology (7-12). Prior to working for the GLIAC, Penny served as Compliance and Academic Services Coordinator at Saginaw Valley State University, a position she started in March of 2005.
Cook’s prior work experience also includes serving as Womens Director of Athletics at Division III Alma College, a position she held from January of 1999 to April of 2000 and then Assistant Director of Athletics from April 2000 to August 2002, where she oversaw nine varsity programs and acted as the schools NCAA Compliance officer. She held the title of Senior Woman Administrator at Alma from April 1997 to August 2002.
Cook also brings 18 years coaching experience with her to the GLIAC, having most recently been the head volleyball coach at Alma College from May 1996 to August 2002. She served as assistant track and field coach at Alma from May 1996 through May 2005.
A native of Perry, Michigan, Penny currently resides in Freeland, Michigan, with her husband, Tim, and two children, Anthony and Betsy.