Home>Faculty & Staff>CODY L. LOPASKY, CFSP

  • M.A. University of Houston-Victoria
  • B.A. Texas State University
  • A.A.S. Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
  • Professional Licensure: Texas


President & School Director

Cody Lopasky has an M.A. in Psychology and History from the University of Houston-Victoria, a B.A. in Psychology from Texas State University-San Marcos, and he is an A.A.S. graduate with honors and distinction from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. As a student at Commonwealth, Lopasky was a member of the National Funeral Service Honor Society. He is a Texas-licensed funeral director and embalmer, a certified crematory operator, and chairs the Curriculum Study Committee and the College and University Council for the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

Starting in high school, and continuing after licensure, Lopasky worked at Schmidt Funeral Home in Katy, TX. He was employed there as a funeral director and embalmer for several years before joining the education side of funeral service in 2016 when he accepted a full-time faculty position.

After serving as the Associate Dean of Academics and the Distance Education Coordinator, Lopasky became President of Commonwealth Institute in July of 2021.  He has published professional articles and is a contributing author for several funeral service textbooks.

He is active in funeral service organizations and participates on several committees.