Rex Bennett

Vice President for University Advancement

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Rex Bennett

Vice President for University Advancement

Education

  • JD, Southern Methodist University College of Law
  • MS, Southern Illinois University
  • BA, Greenville College

Biography

Rex E. Bennett has served as Taylor University's Vice President for University Advancement since 2017.

Bennett, who has served as Vice President for Development-Finance at Indianapolis-based real estate development and management company FSJ, Inc., since March 2016, previously served as an equity member at the Indianapolis law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC for 16 years.

Bennett’s previous service also includes practicing law at Indianapolis-based Benesch Dann Pecar, and service as Associate Vice President and Vice President for College Advancement at Greenville (Ill.) College from 1989–1996.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Greenville College, Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Ill.), and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University College of Law (Dallas, Texas).

A number of seminars have featured Bennett, who has spoken and presented on subjects including student loan indebtedness, commercial lending and risk, and real estate financing.

Bennett has also served on several trustees, governors and directors boards including those of Greenville College, Overseas Council for Theological Education, Inc. (Indianapolis, Ind.), Heartland Film Festival and Heartland Truly Moving Pictures (Indianapolis, Ind.), and Haven Sanctuary for Women (Greenwood, Ind.). He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, and Indianapolis Bar Association.

He and his wife Nancy are parents of two daughters, Katelyn and Hannah, both of whom are graduates of Taylor University.