Pepperdine president receives award

Pictured, from left: Andrew K. Benton, Pepperdine University president; Jackie Miller, president of the Oklahoma City University Alumni Board; Lawrence Hellman, dean of the Oklahoma City University School of Law; and Tom McDaniel, president of Oklahoma City University

Nine-year Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton recently received Oklahoma City University’s Distinguished Alumni Award during the school’s homecoming weekend festivities. Benton graduated from Oklahoma City University with a law degree in 1979. Prior to his position as executive vice president of Pepperdine from 1991 to 2000, Benton served the university since 1985 in various positions including vice president of administration, assistant vice president and vice president for university affairs.