Remembering Lod Cook

Lod Cook LSU AlumniLodrick Monroe Cook, a lifelong friend and benefactor of the LSU Alumni Association, passed away on September 28, 2020. Lod was a visionary. He achieved phenomenal success and, remembering his experience at LSU, used his standing and resources to make a difference at his alma mater. His hope was that his philanthropy would inspire his peers and the next generation of LSU alumni, fans, and friends to also give back to the university. Thanks to the foundation laid and the example set by Lod Cook, LSU alumni and future alumni will chart their paths to successful lives. 
To read more about Lod and his journey from humble roots to phenomenal success, visit
To honor Lod Cook’s legacy and ensure that future generations of alumni have a place to call home at their alma mater, please consider a gift to the Lod Cook Memorial Preservation Fund to support restoration and upkeep of the Cook Campus facilities. 
Lod Cook in front of The Cook
Lod Cook standing outside The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU