As of last week, Buck Cooke, former assistant dean for Campus Life and the director of Emory’s Sorority and Fraternity Life, is no longer employed by the University.
Cooke began working at Emory in July 2010, replacing former director Victor Felts. Previously, Cooke served as the assistant dean of students and director of Greek Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dean of Students Bridget Guernsey Riordan said that due to a confidentiality agreement between Emory Human Resources and Cooke, the nature of Cooke’s departure — whether his employment was terminated by the University or self-terminated — could not be specified.
“We’re looking for a replacement within the next few weeks,” Riordan said.
She added that because Emory does not typically hire during this time in the semester, the office is not confident it will find a replacement this semester, in which case it will begin its search again in the spring.
According to Riordan, until Emory hires someone to fill the position, Riordan, Housing and Residence Life intern Jillian Thaw and Greek Life program coordinator Sarah Casavan will be continuing Cooke’s work, which includes next week’s Greek Week and recruitment in the near future.
Cooke could not be reached for comment.
— Contact Alice Chen.