Assistant Director of Summer Housing
Ben is an Iowa native coming to Notre Dame, and back to the Midwest, after spending four years as a Residence Director at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ben holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and Public Relations from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a M.A.E in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Ben was involved as a resident assistant during his undergraduate studies, and while at Northen Iowa, served as an ACUHO-I Conference Services Intern at Marquette University in Milwaukee during the summer of 2014. Ben is energized for the Assistant Director of Summer Housing position, working in a variety of experiences related to conference services, summer housing, facility management, community development, and the individualized development of student leaders at his previous institutions. Ben is excited to start this journey at Notre Dame serving in this position, as well as living in South Bend with his wife, Rebecca, and daughter, Charlotte.
As to why Ben was motivated to keep going in a career in residential life and student affairs, Ben said, “I became interested in a life of serving higher education through conversations with many mentors during my time at Mount Mercy University. Simply put: I wanted to give back to future generations of students, and now professionals, through a career in student affairs as a thank you to my mentors.”