Education of New WyDOT Director Questioned

Cheyenne, WY – The Administrator of the Wyoming Highway Patrol took over as the Department of Transportation director Thursday. But this comes amidst questions about Colonel John Cox's education. In 1990, Cox received a criminal justice administration degree from The International University, a distance-learning school based in Missouri. A 12-year consultant for the F-B-I's anti-diploma mill program says a degree from that school has no value in the academic world. Cox says he's unaware of The International University's reputation, but says he determined back when he was looking at finishing his degree that it was NOT a diploma mill. Governor Freudenthal says he chose Cox based on his reputation and the Governor is standing by his appointment, which must still be confirmed by the State Senate.