Robert Bode will direct the office of financial aid, student employment and scholarships at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The current financial aid director for Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minn., will begin work at UCCS in January.
"Robert Bode has vast experience in helping students reach higher by assisting them with their financial needs," said Chancellor Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, who announced the appointment Nov. 19. "Students will benefit from his knowledge and caring approach."
Starting in 2004, Bode led the offices of student financial aid and gateway student services at Metropolitan State, a 9,000-student university. Previously, he was associate director of financial aid for law and graduate programs at the University of St. Thomas and assistant director of financial aid at Northwestern College, both in St. Paul.
"The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs provides many outstanding benefits for students, and we will continue to work together to reduce the burden of paying for a college education," Bode said. He succeeds Lee Ingalls Noble, who retired in October following a 30-year career at the university.
In Minneapolis, Bode is active in adoption issues and is a former board member and treasurer of the MICAH Fund, a nonprofit organization that promotes the adoption of African-American children. He is president-elect of the Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Advisors.