Ben is a senior director of admissions and financial aid at Carthage, and a 1997 graduate. He grew up in Menasha, Wisconsin, graduating from Menasha High School in 1993. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and marketing with a minor in economics from Carthage. He currently lives in East Troy, Wisconsin, with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children. Their oldest child is currently attending Carthage.

Ben Gorres


Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid; Youth Options Coordinator


Lentz Hall Fourth Floor

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McHenry and Will Counties in Illinois; Indiana; Michigan; states outside of the Midwest; Early College Credit Program students.

Best college search tip:

“Do not be afraid to ask faculty, staff, coaches, and current students questions. We want to help.”

What do you learn from interacting with Carthage students?

“I’m amazed by how motivated and driven to succeed students are.”

What do you value most about working at Carthage?

“It’s rewarding to interact with families and help them navigate the college search and financial aid process. It’s not always an easy thing to do, especially if you haven’t gone through it before.”


“I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, golfing, coaching youth baseball, softball, and basketball. I also enjoy watching almost all sports, especially baseball!”

Favorite Carthage tradition:

“Freshman Move-in Day, because it’s the start of a new chapter in so many people’s lives — for students and parents.”

Favorite TV show:

Amazing Race

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What would people be surprised to know about you?

“I was a four-year letter-winner on the baseball team at Carthage from 1994 to 1997.”

What are your recommendations for people new to Kenosha?

“I always recommend that people visit the marina area with all of the park space and access to all of the museums. It’s a great part of town to relax in and explore at the same time.”

Favorite place to eat in Kenosha:

“My favorite restaurant in Kenosha seems to change quite frequently. With so many great places, it is hard to choose one, so I chose two! I love Waterfront Warehouse, which is within walking distance from campus,. For a quick sub, Rustic Subs is also great. I have also been known to frequent many of the pizza establishments throughout the community. It is very hard to pick just one!”