Andrew K. Benton

President at Pepperdine University - Seaver College

Andrew K. Benton

Andrew K. Benton

President at Pepperdine University - Seaver College


Andrew K. Benton is on the board of Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. and Member of American Bar Association, Member of Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Member of Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In the past he occupied the position of Chairman for National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities. He received an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Christian University and a graduate degree from Oklahoma City University.

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Pepperdine University - Seaver College
Pepperdine University

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Director, Center for Faith & Learning at Pepperdine University

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Provost & Chief Academic Officer at Pepperdine University

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Vice Provost at Pepperdine University

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Dean of Students, University Libraries at Pepperdine University

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Dean, Seaver College at Pepperdine University

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Former President Emeritus at Pepperdine University

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Principal at Giles O’Malley Foundation

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Former President at Wells Fargo Advisors LLC

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Principal at Porter Capital Partners

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Chief Executive Officer & President at Air Lease Corp.

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Andrew K. Benton
President at Pepperdine University - Seaver College
Class of 1979

Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. The only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report, Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes' "Best Christian Colleges" & "100 Best College Buys."

Class of 1974

Oklahoma Christian is a higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.


American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - 2019

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Boards & Committees
Advisory Board Member

Founded in 2005, the Fender Music Foundation, formerly the Guitar Center Music Foundation, is a non-profit organization located in Agoura Hills, California. They provide funding and resources for music programs throughout America and strive to educate the public on the value of musical education. They also donate musical instruments to qualifying school music programs, after school programs and music therapy programs. The Fender Music Foundation is an authorized, official licensee of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.


ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association. We represent the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities. Our strength lies in our loyal and diverse base of more than 1,800 member institutions, 75 percent of which have been with ACE for over 10 years. That loyalty stands as a testament to the value derived from membership. We convene representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.

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Public Health at County of Los Angeles (California)


Member, Board of Regents at Loyola Marymount University


Former State Senator at California State Senate

Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
2010 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference was full of insight, inspiration and entertainment, with a diverse slate of speakers from Wesley Clark, T. Boone Pickens, Maria Shriver, Nouriel Roubini and Eli Broad, to Tim Pawlenty, Meredith Whitney, Biz Stone, Richard Beckman and Les Moonves. This year's discussions have started the process of moving policy toward realistic solutions.

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