TULSA, OK – August 23, 2017 – Tulsa Tech’s Board of Education and Superintendent/CEO Dr. Steve Tiger announced earlier this month that former Board member Lena D. Bennett has been inducted into the Tulsa Tech Hall of Fame. Bennett was recognized at an all-staff reception.
“Ms. Bennett was an outspoken champion for under-served populations and underprivileged youth in our community,” said Tiger. “Her tireless dedication to the lives of others made her a unanimous choice.”
In 1992, Bennett became the first African-American elected to the Tulsa Technology Center Board of Education, a post she held until her death in May of 2014. During her tenure, Ms. Bennett showed tremendous passion and support for the students and staff of the Childrens’ Learning Lab, an area whose playground now bears her name.
Bennett began her career as Secretary to the Director of the Tulsa Urban League, where she witnessed, firsthand, the needs and issues facing Tulsa. She was instrumental in establishing the Margaret Hudson Program for pregnant and parenting teens and their families. This program has been recognized as one of the top five programs of its kind in the nation and continues to serve students and families in the greater Tulsa area.
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