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Jim Benjamin

Associate Dean for Residence Life


B.A. Communications, Western Illinois University; M.A. Higher Education, Central Missouri State University

My Role at Bethel

I provide direct leadership to the Residence Life program and represent the Residence Life office to the university. I also supervise the core leadership team (2 assistant deans, and the housing specialist) as well as provide a direct role in setting and maintaining policy.

Best Thing About My Job

Working with our team to provide the best possible housing community for students by having students be welcomed, known, and engaged in community life.

Number One Reason to Live on Campus

To be part of a unique living and learning experience that helps develop students for a lifetime.

Favorite Bethel Tradition

Homecoming Cheer Night! The entire Bethel student body is invited to show pride in their particular communities and in Bethel.