Bennett steps down from OU Board of Regents
Oklahoma City businessman Clayton I. Bennett, 59, resigned Wednesday from the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.
The resignation, which is effective immediately, was due to health reasons, said Leslie J. Rainbolt-Forbes, the board's acting chair.
Bennett, chairman of the Oklahoma City Thunder and president of Dorchester Capital, a diversified private investment company, was appointed to the regents in 2011 by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Bennett underwent brain surgery in 2017. The family has kept details about his ailment private.
In a statement Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder said:
"Last spring, Mr. Bennett informed Gov. Fallin that he would serve another year on the board with his term to expire in March. He has endured health issues over the past 18 months which have required his full and ongoing attention. He has continued to improve and is hopeful for a full recovery. Clay is fully active in all his business interests, including the Thunder."