In a luncheon speech to the Science and Technology Council Wednesday, Governor Clement “Butch” Otter urged support for community colleges by pointing out that students who get poor grades need a school that will admit them regardless of their qualifications. He used his own academic history as an example.
“I wouldn’t have been able to get into a college anyplace because I didn’t have very good grades,” Otter said. “But at Boise Junior College they had to take me.” Boise Junior College is now Boise State University.
Otter said the chance to prove he was a serious student at Boise Junior College helped him get into the College of Idaho, now Albertson College of Idaho. He said he was under academic probation when he attended the College of Idaho.”But I played football well enough that they kind of looked the other way,” Otter said.
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