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611 N. LBJ Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666



Ben Cardiff - RD for Retama & Laurel Halls

Ben Cardiff

Residence Director

Ben's Biography

Ben is the Residence Director for Laurel Hall and Retama Hall. He has been an RD since 2014 and joined Texas State in January 2019. Ben graduated from Southwestern University with a BA in Computational Mathematics, a minor in both German and Theatre, but fell in love with his role in Residence Life as a Resident Assistant and decided to pursue Higher Education as his career. Ben worked as a Resident Director in Alabama for 4.5 years and earned his M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University prior to joining Texas State. The second-oldest of four, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, board games, and acting when given the opportunity. Who knows? You may see him up on stage one summer at a local theatre. Fun fact: he can grow a dapper mustache, which he did when he was cast as Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie‚Äôs Black Coffee.