“Education’s Purpose is to Replace an Empty Mind with an Open One." – Malcolm Forbes
This story from WKOW:
MADISON (WKOW) -- It has been well publicized that Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) never graduated from college, but 27 News has now learned three of his top executives also lack a college degree.
At least one of those appointees was recently called out by a subordinate for being unqualified.
32 year-old Ryan Murray is a former campaign and office staffer for Governor Walker, who became Chief Operating Officer at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in 2012, despite having no college degree and no real experience in economic development.
Former State Senator Cathy Stepp now serves as Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources. Like Murray, she has no real background of expertise in the area of regulation her agency oversees.
The Secretary of the Department of Administration, former Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch, also holds no college degree.
I know, not everyone needs a college degree. Let's let the walker group explain it:
Regarding Ryan Murray:
"There are many quality people that span the spectrum from folks from high school graduation to college degrees to technical degrees to post-graduate degrees. We have people that have the whole spectrum of things," said Gov. Walker.See Ryan Murray needs no education, or work experience, he knows things! Now Cathy Stepp:
Cathy does not have a college degree," DNR Spokesperson Bill Cosh told 27 News. "She has a tremendous amount of real world experience which includes management training with McDonald's Corporation, several management positions with various businesses including Stein Optical and Wisconsin Optical, and the experience of running her own businesses."If management experience at Stein Optical and McDonalds isnt enough to be in charge of the Wisconsin environment, then nothing is. Now Mike Huebsch:
"Secretary Huebsch, the leadership at DOA, and the Administration's cabinet embody the variety of education, experience and knowledge that exists across Wisconsin," wrote DOA Spokesperson Stephanie Marquis in a statement to 27 News. "There are thousands of professionals, entrepreneurs, and farmers that may not have gone to college, but they are competent, intelligent and talented. Our leadership is experienced and educated, whether that's through work experience, professional knowledge or a college degree."
Marquis says Secretary Huebsch left Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma just nine credits short of a degree, because he ran out of money at the time.
I would have never guessed that the guy who testified that the protestors did $7,000,000 wort hof damage to the Capitol would have money problems his whole life.