December 7, 2011
Writer: Writer: Andy Cargal

Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address 1,533 graduates (a 5.36 percent increase over last fall) at Brigham Young University-Idaho's Fall Commencement on Dec. 16. The event will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center.

Elder Quentin L. Cook was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Oct. 6, 2007, and had previously served as a General Authority since April 1996. Elder Cook has worked professionally as vice chairman of Sutter Health System, CEO of a California healthcare system, a business lawyer, and managing partner of a San Francisco Bay Area law firm. He has also been a board member of several for-profit and not-for-profit corporations.

Elder Cook is a native of Logan, Utah, received a bachelor's degree in political science from Utah State University, and a doctor of jurisprudence from Stanford University.

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