The university chose to rename the Executive Suite to recognize Cody's many accomplishments at TTU, as well as his history of service to the university and higher education. The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning.
"This is a man truly dedicated to TTU, to education in Tennessee and to the Cookeville community," said TTU President Bob Bell. "His service to all of these has been enthusiastic, loyal and long-lived."
Cody was inducted into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 as a non-athlete for his support to the athletic program. He organized the Tennessee Tech Athletic Foundation and served as its president for four years, helping to raise almost a quarter of a million dollars for scholarships.
A member of the Tennessee Tech University Foundation and President's Club, Cody served as an effective advocate to secure approval to construct a new facility to accommodate TTU's School of Nursing. He also served on the Cookeville City Council.
The naming of the suite in his honor is just one of several times the university has shown appreciation for his service over the years. He has received honors including the Distinguished Service Award from TTU's Associated Student Body in 1977 and the Outstanding Service Award from TTU's Alumni Association in 1981.
Cody was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to the Tennessee Board of Regents in 2000 for a six-year term, representing the Sixth Congressional District. Cody served as chair of the Personnel Committee from July 2003 until June 2006.