Faculty and Staff: Cody Struss

Personal Information

Cody lives in Kearney with his wife, Tanna, and his two wonderful children, Tynlie and Knox.  Cody loves spending time with his family, but when he is not with them you can usually find lifting weights.  Cody also enjoys participating in all kinds of sports (although mainly football), fishing, and going to movies.


  • B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney

Areas of Interest

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance abuse and how it impacts parenting
  • Collaboration between all community professionals
  • Permanency for children in the Health and Human Services System

Professional Activities & Community Service

  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer for Kearney Police Department and Kearney County Sheriff’s Office
  • Children and Family Services Specialist, Initial Assessment and Ongoing in the Kearney DHHS Office
  • Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center, Kearney, NE
  • Youth Counselor Hastings Regional Center, Hastings, NE

CCFL Projects

  • Assist new Protection and Safety Workers with field learning opportunities in the Central Service Area
  • Provide assistance with classroom training for Protection and Safety Workers hired in the Central Service Area
  • Provide ongoing support and training to Protection and Safety Workers once they complete training and are in the field full-time
  • Assist with Curriculum Development for Protection and Safety training
Photo of Chad Gressley.