Assistant Director of Residential Life: Summer Housing
Ben joined the Office of Residential Life as the Assistant Director for Summer Housing in January 2019. In his previous role, Ben served as a Residence Director at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ben completed his master's degree in Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015. Ben spent his undergraduate years at Mount Mercy University, a small Catholic university founded by the Sisters of Mercy, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, completing his bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Public Relations.
Ben's found his passion for residential life when he served as a resident assistant during his undergraduate studies for three years. While at Northern Iowa, Ben continued to find opportunities to work and connect with students through the Department of Residence. Ben also served as an ACUHO-I Conference Services Intern at Marquette University in Milwaukee during the summer of 2014. In this role, Ben finds great passion serving as a leader of summer stewardship for the hall communities, connecting with and working alongside several campus partners, allowing graduate students a summer experience in residential life at Notre Dame, and welcoming Notre Dame undergraduate students into leadership roles in the hall communities as a part of Summer Hall Staff. Ben, an Iowa native, enjoys being back in the Midwest after a few years spent in Tennessee. Ben lives in Granger with his wife, Rebecca, and daughters, Charlotte and Eleanor.