Career in Public Service Starts with Delaware Tech
As a lifelong resident of Sussex County, Robert Hudson expected to go to Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown. It was close to home and easy to access, and was affordable with his fixed budget.
“(The curriculum) was taught by local professors that actually worked in the subject area they were instructing,” The college provided a practical, realistic approach.”
Hudson majored in business administration technology while working as an inventory clerk.
“Business administration provided me with the tools needed to be efficient and effective in my position,” Hudson said. “It also opened the door for future employment opportunities as the skills were beneficial in any occupation.”
Hudson joined the Delaware State Police in 1990 and currently holds the rank of major. He has worked in operations, administration, and criminal investigations, and has worked with the statewide Homicide Unit and Office of Professional Responsibility. He has been assigned to troops 3, 4 and 7, as well as DSP headquarters.
“(The education at Delaware Tech) was excellent and something I use every day,” Hudson said. “I center my managerial skills in action plans, problem solving, and decision making based on experience, honesty, reverence, respect, and equality.”
His time spent in the classrooms and halls of the Owens Campus is something Hudson will never forget.
“One of my fondest memories of Delaware Tech was my conversations with registrar Richard Windsor,” Hudson said. “He would always great me with a smile when I came in to register for the next semester. He always inquired as to how I was doing and how my classes were going. He offered words of encouragement and a sincere thank you for being a part of the Delaware Tech family. I would stop in to the office just to speak with him on many occasions and my day would be better.”
Hudson is married with four children. He is currently concluding his Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville.