Scott Walker Wants To Finally Earn His College Degree

April 8, 2014 12:13 pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who left Marquette University before earning his diploma, finally wants to go back and finish his degree.

A spokeswoman for the governor told the Wisconsin Journal Sentinal that Walker would like to complete school through the University of Wisconsin’s online program, though he has yet to find the right program offered online.

“Governor Walker would like to finish his degree through the UW FlexOption once they expand the degree offerings,” spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said.

Walker left school his senior year to take a full-time job with the American Red Cross.

“The reason I went to college, in large part, was not just to get an education for an education’s sake, but to get a job,” he told reporters in November.

He said he tried to be a part-time student, but couldn’t keep up with it when his children were born.

As governor, he has advocated for the University of Wisconsin’s online FlexOption, which is designed for people with some college credits looking to finish their degree.

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