Educators Hall of Fame

Diane Cook-Tench

Inducted: 2017


Diane is the Founding Director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s grad school, the Brandcenter.

Launched in 1995, the goal was to educate the next generation of communications leaders. With help from esteemed professionals including a number of the One Club’s Hall Of Fame leaders, that goal has become a reality.

Today, the VCU Brandcenter boasts a league of alumni that lead major brand work across the world. You’ll find them at the forefront of creative, strategic, and experience design fields.

A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Diane began her career in art direction.

Prior to teaching, Diane won over 100 national and international awards for her creative work including One Show pencils, Clios, and Lions from the Cannes Festivals.

She’s the proud mom of two daughters.




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