Dr. Vodde Retires



Metropolitan Campus Executive Dr. Robert F. Vodde announced his retirement to the campus community in an email last week, citing health and family reasons.

“After much deliberation following a minor health issue,”Vodde said,“last week I informed President Chris Capuano and Provost Gillian Small that I have decided to retire, effective July 1, 2018.”

Vodde has been with FDU for approximately 18 years, serving most recently as Campus Executive. He began his career as a criminal justice professor, and rose to the position of administrative chair prior to being appointed Campus Provost (the title was subsequently changed to Campus Executive), replacing Joseph Kiernan, who retired.

Vodde began his career in police work, serving 25 years, 10 of which he served as Chief of Police in Leonia.


Vodde is approaching his retirement in the same organized way he approached every job he held at FDU. He has a plan:

“It’s time to spend more time with our expanding family and grandchildren,” Vodde said, “to take advantage of travel opportunities, spend more time giving back, and to simply spend more time enjoying the simpler things.”