VCU Honors College

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Ben Plache

Academic Advisor and Student Affairs Coordinator

Ben Plache joined the Honors College in May 2015. As the Academic Advisor and Student Affairs Coordinator, Mr. Plache helps students select coursework, explore educational opportunities, and decide on a course of study. He also coordinates student events and activities, including working with Residential Life and Housing and the Honors College mentorship program.

Before joining the Honors College, Mr. Plache worked as a Pre-Health Advisor with VCU’s University Academic Advising. He has also worked as a graduate assistant with VCU’s New Student Programs, and served as the Undergraduate Career Advisor and Graduate Advisor in the Department of History.

Mr. Plache holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and History from VCU, as well as a Master’s of Arts in History from VCU. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration in VCU’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. His professional interests include student retention, diminishing returns in academic advising, and how technology can help advisors better connect with their students. He is certified in the Strong Interest Inventory.