2020 1stGen@Iowa Award Recipient
Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy
Cody Pritchard joined The University of Iowa community in November 2015 as a Student Success Coach and Tutor Coordinator for TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS), where he now serves as the Project Director. Cody is a proud first-generation college graduate earning his B.S.Ed. in Mathematics from Emporia State University (Kansas) in 2011 and his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration in 2013 from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining The University of Iowa, Cody worked in fraternity and sorority life. Cody credits his undergraduate involvement, including being a founding member of his fraternity chapter, as his introduction to working in higher education, however, what really made him choose to pursue this path was his time spent as a tutor and peer mentor for the TRIO SSS program at Emporia State. Cody’s passion of first-generation student success extends beyond TRIO SSS and includes work with the 1stGen@Iowa Implementation Team, First-Generation Task Force, and others.