Professor of Art, School of Liberal Arts
Not only has Benson Warren played an integral role in the growth of Cameron’s Department of Art, he has been equally influential in the university’s growth for the past 40 years. His knowledge, expertise in his field and contributions to the university have made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of his students, his peers and both the Cameron and Lawton communities.
Monika Linehan, a fellow faculty member and a CU alumna who was one of Warren’s students, has high praise for him. “Having known Benson for close to 40 years in the roles of teacher, mentor, fellow faculty member and friend, I can honestly speak to his competence, effectiveness and dedication to the teaching profession, the students and this university.”
Known for his expertise in bronze and iron casting, Warren has exhibited his work nationally in major invitational and juried exhibitions and has received numerous awards for his artwork. During the 1980s, he coordinated a series of artist-in-residence workshops in which nationally renowned sculptors created large-scale outdoor works with the participation of Cameron art students. Not only did this result in a rich and unique learning experience for the students, it was the start of Cameron’s outdoor sculpture collection.
Throughout his career, Warren has selflessly given of his time and expertise for the betterment of Cameron University. He has served multiple terms, often in a leadership capacity, on numerous significant university committees. His service was recognized in 2010 when he received the first Excellence and Innovation in University Service Award.