OMAHA - A former Park Ranger at the Homestead National Historical Park has been selected as Superintendent of the Niobrara National Scenic River, in western Nebraska.

National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Bert Frost announced the selection of Susan Cook who has currently been serving as acting superintendent at the park and is the program manager of Interpretation, Education and Volunteers. 

She will assume her new role in March.     

Cook said she is "honored to be selected as the superintendent at Niobrara National Scenic River.  I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated park staff, partners, and community members along the 76-miles of the Niobrara to engage the public in the unique and beautiful resources and untold stories along the river."  

Cook is a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service and spent 28 years at Homestead National Historical Park. She transferred to Niobrara National Scenic River three years ago as the program manager for Interpretation, Education and Volunteers and has continued to grow the park’s programming and outreach.  

Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Peru State College and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Doane University in Lincoln.    

Cook and her husband Phil have three sons who are all now on their own with the youngest in college.