The Reverend Dr. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook

Suzan Johnson CookA successful strategist, international influencer, Diplomat and anointed faith leader, the Honorable Suzan Johnson Cook was the first female and African-American to hold the position of U. S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom. Nominated by Secretary Hillary Clinton, and appointed by President Barack Obama, she was the principal advisor to the President of the United States and Secretary of State, African American for religious freedom, globally, having all l99 countries in her portfolio, and integrating religious freedom into the foreign policy and national security discussions. She represented the United States in 25 countries and more than l00 diplomatic engagements, bringing faith leaders and women to the Religious Freedom table. Additionally, she has been the faith advisor to two U.S. Presidents, three cabinet secretaries, as well as political and celebrity leaders. She served as President Bill Clinton’s only faith advisor on the historic “President’s Initiative on Race”. In 2016, she was the only woman to run for NY’s 13th Congressional district.

Ambassador Johnson Cook held the position of Chaplain to the New York City Police Department for twenty-one years, the first woman to serve in that role. She was on the front lines of 9/11 as well as the front lines of bridging relations between the NYPD and New York’s diverse communities. She was also the first and only female President of the history Hampton U Ministers Conference, in its l02 year history, the large African-American clergy in the world. She served as pastor for three NYC congregations, including the famous standing room only “Lunch hour of Power”, mid-week services and seminars for the business community.

Ambassador Johnson Cook’s passion is to enhance the role that women play as leaders, both domestically and internationally. Her Pro-Voice /Pro Voz Movement is in direct response to seeing first-hand the lack of access, and the lack of women at corporate, political and diplomatic tables worldwide. Sheryl Sandberg says “Lean in”. Ambassador Sujay says, “we’ve got to “get in”. Domestically, her movement helps Black, Latina and Asian women become both a political and economic force, through connections, celebrations and conversations, and mentoring them into key leadership positions.

Owner of Charisma Speakers, a full cross-cultural communications firm and Professional speakers bureau, she provides keynote speakers, training and global experts around the world, for corporations, colleges/universities, conventions, and conferences. She has given more than 3,000 speeches.

A civil, gender and human rights activist, she officiated the Homegoing services for her mentor and Godmother, Coretta Scott King. She has addressed the United Nations, the UN General Assembly, and UN Geneva.

A frequent contributor to CNN, MSNBC and major media, she also writes a column for Huffington Post and has authored 13 books.

Ambassador Johnson Cook is highly regarded as one who bridges party, racial and gender divides. She can be reached at or www.CharismaSpeakers.com

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  1. Dr. Arnold Burger recognized by American Vacuum Society
  2. National Research Program Selects Fisk University Student for Summer Research Program
  3. Baccalaureate Service Speaker: Reverend Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
  4. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Fisk University
  5. Tanya Torres named 2017-2018 Student Government Association President
  6. Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management to Speak at Fisk University for The Executive Series
  7. 4th Annual I-Develop Business Week Expo
  8. Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. Named 16th President of Fisk University
  9. Fisk University to Host 88th Annual Spring Arts Festival
  10. Carl Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas (Temporarily Closed for Installs)
  11. UNCF Career-Prep Tour Set To Visit Fisk University
  12. President of Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau to Speak at Fisk University for the Executive Series
  13. Fisk University Qualifies for Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship
  14. The Fisk Jubilee Singers® to be Honored by Nashville Ballet with Synergy Award
  15. CNN Political Analyst and Attorney Bakari Sellers to Speak at Fisk University
  16. Fisk University to Host Conference Basketball Tournament
  17. Joelle Phillips, President of AT&T Tennessee Announced as Lecturer for The Executive Series at Fisk University
  18. Fisk University Student Organization Awarded Funding To Expand Computing Group for Students
  19. Gary Garfield, Retired Executive Chairman, President, and CEO of Bridgestone Americas, Inc to Speak at Fisk University for the Executive Series
  20. Fisk University partners with community arts organizations for Civil Rights Movement Celebration Concert
  21. Fisk University awarded $1 million grant from UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative
  22. Fisk University to host Christmas at Fisk Holiday Concert
  23. Fisk University to establish Sports Hall of Fame
  24. Fisk University and Ivy Tech Community College announce transfer agreement
  25. The Department of Arts and Languages presents the Fall 2016 Humanities Workshop
  26. Civil Rights activist Diane Nash to deliver keynote address for Fisk University Jubilee Day Convocation
  27. Fisk Jubilee Singers® Exhibit
  28. Fisk University to launch The Executive Series for Nashville Top Executives
  29. Fisk University Awarded $452,000 from National Science Foundation
  30. Jubilee Day Heritage Concert
  31. Powernomics Corporation of America founder to speak at Fisk University for Lecture Series
  32. Author and Former U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairwoman to speak at Fisk University as part of Fisk Lecture Series
  33. Ebenezer Armah Receives BDPA Foundation Scholarship
  34. Author Mary Frances Berry to Speak at Fisk University for Lecture Series
  35. Christmas at Fisk
  36. Alicia Henry Named 2016 Winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art
  37. Hildateri Parks Smith '02 Named Principal of McGavok Elementary School
  38. Darlean Martin '18 Accepted into University of Oklahoma Structural Biology Research Program
  39. Fisk University to Participate in Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge
  40. From the Desk of President Frank L. Sims
  41. Upcoming Events
  42. In Memoriam
  43. Sirius XM Radio Host Joe Madison to Speak at Fisk University for Fisk Lecture Series
  44. Fisk University Awarded $404,000 Grant from Army Research Office for Defense Research
  45. Fisk University Welcomes Fullbright Scholar to Faculty
  46. Inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony to be Held to Support Fisk Scholarships
  47. Fisk Faculty Members to Collaborate with Local Artists for Community Art Exhibit
  48. Kayla Elliot '10 Receives Southern Education Foundation Fellowship
  49. Giovanni to Receive Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia
  50. Inaugural Talented Tenth Gala and Awards Ceremony Held to Support Fisk Scholarships
  51. Stephanie Woodson '10 Named ZETA of the Year
  52. Dr. Carlton Maxwell '02 Delivers 2016 Commencement Address at University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
  53. Mathew Knowles '75 Receives Doctorate From Cornerstone Christian Bible College
  54. We Invite You to Show Your Support for Fisk by Making a Generous Gift to the Fisk Fund by June 30th
  55. Dearly Departed
  56. C. Orlandus Majors '87 Named First Vice President and Relationship Manager of INS Bank
  57. From the Desk of President Frank L. Sims
  58. New Student Orientation Fall 2016
  59. Student Victor Vinson Awarded the U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad
  60. United Negro College Fund to Award $50K Planning Grant to Fisk University
  61. Asher Turney, MD '99 Named to Nashville's Black 40 Under 40 by Stay On The Go Magazine
  62. Iral Davis Porter ’60 Honored by the National Medical Association
  63. Joyce Searcy '71 Receives Metro Nashville Community Service Award
  64. KAPPA GAMMA CHAPTER of ZETA PHI BETA Sorority Kicks Off 50th Year Anniversary Celebration
  65. Dearly Departed
  66. Around Campus
  67. Dearly Departed
  68. Around Campus
  69. Wynell Edwards Retires After 47 Years of Service to Fisk
  70. Fisk Jubilee Singers® concert adds special guests
  71. NAIA All American Honorable Mention: Stevonna Scott
  72. Fisk Alumna Dr. Lauren Hicks Barton ’75 Elected President of the Michigan Occupational and Environmental Association
  73. Fisk University to Establish Research Center with $5M Grant From National Science Foundation
  74. Fisk University to Host Sesquicentennial Scholarship Gala at Music City Center
  75. Fisk University Establishes Research Center with $5m Grant From National Science Foundation
  76. Frist Center for the Visual Arts Celebrates WFSK 88.1 with Free Admissions for Faculty, Staff and Alumni
  77. Stieglitz Art Collection Returns To Fisk
  78. Dearly Departed
  79. Carl Van Vechten Gallery Grand Re-Opening
  80. UNCF/ Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Announces Selection of Fisk University Students
  81. Fisk Faculty Selected as Guest Speaker for National Science Foundation Workshop
  82. 87th Annual Spring Arts Festival
  83. Student Government Association Hosts Baltimore City State Attorney
  84. The Fisk Jubilee SIngers ® Recieve Feature Story in the Boston Globe and Recognition From Berklee College of Music
  85. Diane Nash ’61 to Receive Honorary Degree Ffrom University of Notre Dame
  86. P. Andrew Patterson ’65 to be Recognized with 2016 Law and Justice Award
  87. Stieglitz Art Collection Returns to Fisk
  88. Fisk Jubilee Singers® set to Headline Concert at Ryman Audiorium
  89. Fisk Women of Prominence Luncheon
  90. Fisk Jubilee Singer finds voice after cancer
  91. Fisk students have long history of fighting injustice
  92. Fisk Jubilee Singers bring gospel tradition to Boston
  93. Fisk Forum
  94. Dearly Departed
  95. Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016
  96. Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 90th Birthday with Fisk Beautification Project
  97. Fisk University Celebrates its Sesquicentennial with Various Events Year-Round
  98. Jazz on The Move: The Music and Life of Nat King Cole
  99. WFSK 88.1 Hits Milestone with Educational Programming
  100. Renowned Vocalist Presents Program of African American Spirituals
  101. Monique Odom ’95 Named Deputy Director of Metro Nashville Parks
  102. Around Campus
  103. Kim Whitley Wins Hollywood Game Night
  104. Fisk Women of Prominence Luncheon
  105. Jazzy 88 WFSK - Upcoming Events
  106. Dearly Departed
  107. Jacquelyn Favours '13 Joins Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
  108. Fisk Professors Win $333,249 Research Award
  109. Elizabeth Taylor ’02 Joins The Tennessee State Board of Education
  110. Kimberly Goods ’93 Named Teacher Of The Year
  111. Fisk Sunday
  112. Fisk Coverage Of Founders’ Day
  113. Women Of Perfection Participate In Annual MLK Day Of Service
  114. Kansas City Public Schools Names Dr. Mark Bedell ’97 New Superintendent
  115. Berklee College of Music Presents the Fisk Jubilee Singers®
  116. Hotel Rooms for Reunion 2016
  117. Dearly Departed
  118. Sesquicentennial Exhibits – John Hope & Aurelia E. Franklin Library
  119. University Open | Monday, January 25th
  120. Classes Cancelled and University | January 22, 2016
  121. Religious Leaders for Fisk Prayer Brunch
  122. 34th Annual Convocation: In Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  123. Holiday Music at Fisk University
  124. University News - October 30, 2015
  125. University News - October 24, 2015
  126. Legacy Day
  127. University News - October 17, 2015
  128. Interim President: wants to improve finances
  129. Interim President
  130. Leadership Transition
  131. Sesquicentennial Calendar
  132. 2015 Jubilee Day Schedule
  133. 2015 Homecoming
  134. 2015 Live Well Benefits Fair
  135. New Student Orientation 2015: Brochure
  136. New Student Orientation 2015: at-a-glance
  137. 30 Great Small Business Degree Programs 2015
  138. Title IX
  139. Fisk Student Selected for Summer Research Experience at National Institute
  140. Fisk Inks Partnership Agreements with Nine Chinese Universities
  141. Trustees Establish Global Studies Fund
  142. Math Club Orientation
  143. Lady Patriot
  144. Nashville Freedom Schools' - Newsletter
  145. The walk for healthcare
  146. Sesquicentennial Art Project artist selected
  147. Volleyball Camp
  148. Awarded Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency
  149. Board of Trustees - New Members
  150. Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association | Jazz Brunch
  151. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 2
  152. Mandatory Senior Class Commencement Rehearsal 1
  153. President Announces Tuition Freeze & CFO Appointment
  154. Fisk 100 Revisited
  155. A $50,000 Makeover for Fisk Student Areas
  156. Student Leaders for 2015-2016 Academic Year
  157. Fisk University Associate Professor Dr. Lean'tin Bracks Has A Banner Year
  158. Inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium Held at ASU
  159. Paine College Names Fisk Alumna Provost and VP of Academic Affairs
  160. Students Challenge State Voter ID Law
  161. 2015 Fisk University Baseball Team
  162. Swing Low Sweet Chariot moment captured on new Exeter Pound note
  163. Alumna Named Executive Director
  164. Alumnus Issues $500,000 Challenge to All Alumni
  165. Registration Opens for 2015 Maymester, Summer, and Fall Terms on March 16th!
  166. 2015 Retool Your School
  167. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.18.15)
  168. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.17.15)
  169. University Closed - Due to Inclement Weather(02.16.15)
  170. Live Demonstration of Mediation
  171. Fisk University News - January 2015
  172. Dr. Natalie Arnett selected for Prestigous Five-Year NSF Career Award
  173. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  174. Advertisement - Vice President for Finance & Administration
  175. Fisk president discusses historic university's current state and future
  176. Happy Holidays from the Fisk University Family
  177. Christmas at Fisk
  178. Mark Crowder wins National ABRCMS Award
  179. 2014 Fisk Homecoming
  180. First Lifetime Achievement Award to Trustee Emerita Leatrice B. McKissack
  181. #GIVINGTUESDAY
  182. Fisk University Maintains National Rankings
  183. Increased Enrollment For Third ConsecutiveYear
  184. Jazzy 88 WFSK Begins 2014 Fall Fund Drive with 9th Annual 48-hour Radiothon
  185. American Red Cross | Blood Drive
  186. Jubilee Day
  187. Sesquicentennial Art Commission
  188. New Student Orientation Fall 2014
  189. From a Spark to a Flame:
  190. Dr. Gladys Inez Ford
  191. Van Vechten Art Gallery
  192. New Student Orientation at-a-glance Fall 2014
  193. Fisk University Pre-College Summer Program
  194. Baccalaureate and Commencement 2014
  195. Gables Elementary
  196. Press Release 04/24/14
  197. Press Release 04/10/14
  198. Fisk wins HCASC challenge
  199. Retool Your School
  200. 2014 Scholars Weekend Schedule
  201. Campus Safety Awareness Week
  202. 85th Annual Spring Arts Festival - Schedule
  203. 2014 Honors Convocation
  204. 16th Annual Fisk Research Symposium (FRS) - Call for Abstracts
  205. Fisk University and the Los Angeles Alumni Association of Fisk Univeristy
  206. Fisk University has made great strides in past year
  207. Prelaw Seminar at Fisk University
  208. Keynote at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Convocation
  209. SACSCOC Reaffirms University's Accreditation
  210. Last Night's Art Talk: Alicia Henry and Jaamal Sheats at Fisk
  211. Fisk University Presents Christmas at Fisk
  212. Fisk Alumni Article Featured in the Marin Independent Journal
  213. Stieglitz Collection Unveiled at Fisk's Partner, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  214. Allstate Quotes for Education
  215. Nashvillians reflect on March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr
  216. Fisk University Celebrates its Trailblazing Students
  217. Honorary Degree Nominations
  218. Fisk University receives 2013 R&D 100 Award
  219. Fisk AVP Jonathan M. Frost named a finalist for 2013 NELA Awards
  220. Fisk Alumna Mary K. Bush featured on television program