Karen BenjaminTitle: Assistant to the Chair
Office Location: Bell Hall 167
Phone: (269) 471-3473
BS, Oregon State University
I grew up in a small town in Oregon up on a hill surrounded by 50 acres of fir trees, many of which I helped to plant when I was little. We lived out in the country about an hour away from a church school so my brother, sister, and I were all homeschooled up through high school.
I graduated from Oregon State University (go Beavers!) and by then, married with two children, moved to Minnesota, back to Oregon, Washington, California, and finally Michigan! We were able to experience many different communities due to my husband’s company transferring him.
My husband and I have 4 children (I have a step daughter in college in California), and enjoy our place in the country with lots of room to grow a big garden.