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Elder Quentin L. Cook

Fall 2022 Commencement

Friday, December 09
Cannon Activities Center

Elder Quentin L. Cook, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the featured speaker during BYU–Hawaii's Fall 2022 Commencement.

Commencement Schedule

  • 7:45 am: Graduates assemble in the Aloha Center Ballroom for the academic procession.
  • 8:00 am: Cannon Activities Center doors open.
  • 9:00 am: Family and friends to be seated in the Cannon Activities Center.
  • 9:15 am: Academic procession departs from the Aloha Center.
  • 9:30 am: Commencement exercises begin.
  • Lei giving to follow outside the CAC at the conclusion of the ceremony.

View the locations for visitor parking, entrance to the ceremony, and lei giving.

About the Speaker

Quentin L. Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 6, 2007. Called as a General Authority in April 1996, he served in the Second Quorum, the First Quorum, and the Presidency of the Seventy.

Personal Life

Quentin L. Cook married Mary Gaddie on November 30, 1962. They are the parents of three children and have eleven grandchildren.

He is a native of Logan, Utah, received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University, with honors, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University. Utah State University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

He has served the Church as a full-time missionary in the British Mission and as a bishop, stake president in the San Francisco California Stake, Regional Representative, and Area Authority in the North America West Area.

Professional Life

Elder Cook previously served in the Area Presidency in the Philippines, as president of the Pacific Islands and the North America Northwest Areas, and as Executive Director of the Missionary Department.

At the time of his call to be a General Authority of the Church, he was vice chairman of Sutter Health System. He had previously served as president and chief executive officer of a California healthcare system. Prior to that, he was a business lawyer and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He also served on the governing boards of a number of civic and business-related corporations.