Regent Allen Benson
Regent Benson was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, alongside his seven siblings. His received his Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Education, with a specialty in Electronic Engineering, from Oklahoma State University. He also attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College and has a certificate in auto mechanics from Southern Tech in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Benson has worked for Michelin North America US-9 for 38 years. He is a mechanical and electrical instructor for the US-9 Tire Manufacturing Facility.
He is a deacon at Corinth Baptist Church, former Board Chair of the HFV Wilson Community Center and an electrical instructor at Southern Tech.
He and his wife, Regina, have two sons: Allen T. Benson II and Wesley Adair Maximilian (Max) Benson.
Benson is the longest tenured Regent, having served his fourth term come 2025. He began his tenure with an appointment by Governor Keating in 2001.
Term Expiration: 2029