Ben joined the Foundation team in October 2013 as the Assistant Director of the Alumni Association. In his position, he works directly with the Regional Alumni Associations to engage alumni in the life of the University. Ben also advises the Sycamore Ambassadors, the official student alumni group on campus. His work will increase awareness of the ISU Alumni Association among alumni and student communities. As a 2005 and 2007 alumnus, he is very passionate about Indiana State and enjoys meeting other alumni and hearing how ISU has impacted their lives. Ben’s wife, Christy (Rentschler) Kappes is also a graduate of Indiana State and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education in 2004.