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Andre Cook

Chief of Detectives, Fulton Police Department

Class of 2012 - B.S. Management

Andre Cook

"My experience at WWU was a great one. I had a chance to meet some great people I may not have met otherwise, if I were not taking classes. I enjoyed the real world experience of the adjunct faculty. I learned a lot about myself as well... The cohort model taught me to be patient. The thing that was most rewarding was to see a coworker become inspired to continue her education at The Woods after seeing how the experience was changing my life."

Andre, of Fulton, Missouri, lives with his wife, Kathy. He has three daughters and is active in the community. As chief of detectives of the Fulton Police Department, Andre has an interesting and challenging job with the Fulton Police Department, for which he has worked since 1997. 

Upon completion of the undergraduate degree program through WWU's outreach program (summa cum laude), Andre decided to enroll in WWU's MBA program. The program design allows him to remain active in the community while also working full-time. He is an officer in the Fulton Rotary Club, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and many other volunteer posts. He is an adjunct instructor with the Missouri Sherriff's Training Academy and the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute. Andre has been a recipient of the City of Fulton's Employee of the Year Award.

Andre says, "Growing up in a military family, I traveled a lot. The love for travel is still in my blood, and I travel whenever I can. I love to hunt and fish and spend time with my family. I am a huge Missouri Tiger and St. Louis Cardinals fan and I enjoy seeing them in person. I am a Certified DARE officer, and I enjoy the interaction with the elementary children."