About the Office

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Ben Hopper, Director

Phone:  (785) 532-5546   Email: blhopper@k-state.edu

Originally from the small town of Leonardville, Ben is excited to remain in Riley County...working for his alma mater.  Ben joined the Office of Greek Affairs team in April 2014.  He earned a bachelors of science in agricultural communications and journalism with minors in political science and agricultural economics in 2002.  After working as a lobbyist in Topeka and DC, he returned to K-State as an advisor for Union Program Council.  While working for the K-State Student Union, we also worked on a masters degree in higher education administration in college student personnel.  He also taught in the School of Leadership Studies and the Department of English, advised a fraternity, and became the advisor to On The Spot, K-State's improv troupe.


Brianna Hayes, Assistant Director

Phone:  (785) 532-5546   Email: briannah@k-state.edu 

Brianna Hayes

Brianna is originally from the South; she grew up in Lithonia, GA but moved to Belleville, IL for High School. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations in 2010.  She also just recently earned her master's degree in Higher Education- College Student Personnel from Southern Illinois University. At SIU, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Fraternity and Sorority Life office as the Panhellenic Council Advisor.
Brianna is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. A known fact about her is she is a die-hard football fan especially for the Atlanta Falcons. She is extremely excited to join the K-State family and update her wardrobe with a lot more purple.   

Justina Vanderlinde, Accountant I

Phone:  (785) 532-5546   Email:  jtina@ksu.edu

Born and raised in Wildcat Country (Manhattan, KS), Justina is an avid Kansas State Wildcats fan.  If Justina is not at work or in class then she is spending time with her family, which includes her two amazing daughters which are future K-State grads, then they are all cheering on the Wildcats.  Justina has worked on campus for more than 5 years.  Before coming to Greek Affairs she was located in the K-State Vet Med hospital for over 2 years.  Justina is currently attending the College of Business here at Kansas State University as a non-traditional undergraduate.  


Aly Ruhl, Graduate Student

Phone: (785) 532-5546    Email:  aruhl8@k-state.edu

AlyAly grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska where she went to become a Husker at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned her bachelors degree in child, youth, and family studies in 2014.  During her undergraduate career, Aly was the VP-Membership for her own sorority, which led her to become Panhellenic Director of Sorority Recruitment the following year.  Aly is currently a graduate student in the college of student development master's degree program here at K-State.

Fun facts about Aly:  Her favorite animal is am elephant, and she loves riding her bike and doing yoga when she is not binge watching tv shows on Netflix.