Canisius Welcomes Former Governor Scott Walker To Campus

April 21, 2022

Buffalo, NY – Canisius University welcomes Scott Walker, former governor of Wisconsin, to campus on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Montante Cultural Center. Walker, president of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), will present the inaugural lecture under the auspices of a new conservative lecture series made possible by Canisius Trustee Jerry Canada ’86. The talk titled “Our Rights Come from God, Not the Government,” is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the student chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom.  A question and answer session will follow Walker’s lecture. 

Elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in June 1993, Walker helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities. In 2002, he was elected to the Milwaukee County executive office, and in 2008, he won re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote. 

On November 2, 2010, Walker was elected the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit and an eight percent unemployment rate, he implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin. He became the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015. 

 Walker serves on the boards of Students for Life Action, American Federation for Children and the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions.

For more information about Scott Walker’s lecture, contact College Communications at 716.888.2790.  

Canisius University is one of 27 Jesuit colleges in the nation and the premier private college in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.