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Benson completes mission of playing golf in all 50 states

Cat Benson

Catherine Benson

Dean, Rick L. and Vicki L. James Dean's Chair
Trine University - Ketner School of Business

M.S.L. Trine University, IN, P.G.A. Class A

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My passion for teaching stems from the opportunity to bring real world applications and experiences into the classroom. I love watching students have “light-bulb” moments and embrace skills that will make them successful in their careers. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is having the ability to facilitate meaningful internships and job placements for students and employers alike.  

I originally came to Trine as the director of golf management, continuing the tradition established by the legendary Bill SanGiacomo. I still serve as the Director of Golf Management, but have also had the opportunity to serve in a variety of other roles on campus, including as the Dean of the Ketner School of Business. 

My experience in the golf industry includes roles as college golf coach (Bethel University, McKenzie, TN), independent golf instructor, and Director of Golf for the City of Richmond, IN. I am a passionate PGA member and currently serve as an officer on the board for the Indiana PGA Section.

I love to travel and completed a unique mission with my dad in 2013 – we played golf in all 50 states. When I am not at work, traveling, or playing golf, you will find me teaching aspiring golfers of all ages and skill levels.