Iowa Lawmaker Who Has Criticized Colleges Listed Steakhouse Company as Alma Mater

An Iowa lawmaker who has been critical of universities listed his alma mater as a company that owned a chain steakhouse, but that fact has since been deleted from his page on a website for the state’s Republicans, according to NBC News.

Mark Chelgren, a Republican in the Iowa State Senate, denied trying to exaggerate his academic accomplishments, and said he was unaware of the error. “I didn’t concern myself about this, honestly,” Mr. Chelgren told NBC News.

NBC News reported that Mr. Chelgren said he had a business degree from the “Forbco Management school.” A company with the same name ran a Sizzler steakhouse in Torrance, Calif.

Mr. Chelgren is perhaps best known for a recent bill that would require Iowa universities to consider political affiliation when hiring faculty. And in 2015, he pitched a measure that would allow students to play a role in firing faculty members.

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