Brian Bode has been appointed to the position of controller at Park University. He began his duties at Park on Aug. 17.
Bode has more than 15 years in higher education. Most recently, he spent nine years at Kansas City Kansas Community College, serving as vice president of student and administrative services (2010-15) and dean of financial and administrative services, and associate provost (2006-10). In addition, he was controller at the University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth, Kan.) for five years (2001-06). Prior to joining Park University, Bode was the chief financial officer for Demolition Interior Specialists, a turnkey demolition contractor based in Kansas City, Mo.
Bode retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 as lieutenant colonel with more than 21 years of service, including stints as the resource and budget manager at the Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) Simulation Center, assistant dean of resources at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.) and comptroller for the 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
Bode earned his Master of Business Administration from Troy (Ala.) University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.