Boone, Ben (Class of 2007)

Ben Boone graduated from the Hispanic Studies program in 2007, taking mostly courses in Latin American culture.  He went directly into the Master’s program in Higher Education Administration at the School of Education.  Concurrent to enrolling in the Higher Education program, Ben helped develop a non-profit that works with children in Managua, Nicaragua to provide educational opportunities and employment training with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty for the families. The program started in 2008 with 10 children, and in 2014 VISEDAL has 31 students enrolled, including two who are in college.  Currently Ben works in the Dean of Students Office coordinating Transfer Student and Enrollment Support Services.  He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education, with a focus on the impact of the internationalization of higher education on faculty careers.  (Updated 04/2014)

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