With more than 15 years of higher education experience, Ben Almaguer, M.A.Ed., takes pride in his abilities as a servant leader and a dedicated educator as he partners with faculty and administrators to help students build a brighter future through education. Ben holds a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in leadership, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. In Ben’s words, “I am passionate about helping students overcome barriers, achieve transformation, and realize success on their educational journeys. This passion is derived from my personal experience growing up under-resourced and a member of minoritized populations.”

Ben’s higher education professional journey began as a faculty member working closely with students as they pursued their career and technical educational goals at a private junior college in Visalia, California. His journey continued as he worked his way through leadership roles in the oversight of various academic and student service unit departments, including enrollment services, student services, and ultimately, campus president. Ben credits the experience he gained over those years, as well as his work as a consultant for aha! Process, with allowing him the opportunity to partner closely with faculty and staff. Those partnerships resulted in strategies and initiatives that help close achievement gaps and greatly increase student success. Ben is excited about continuing his life’s work in helping educational institutions and communities meet the needs of those they serve.