By Matt Galka
July 29, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Former Florida Governor Ruebin Askew was honored today by his alma mater-- Florida State University.
Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979 and has devoted his life to teaching ever since. This will be his final year as a professor at FSU. State and local representatives honored Askew at the old capitol today along with Students in the MAP program, or Master's in Applied American Politics and Policy.
Askew reflected on why he started teaching after his time in office was over.
"I'm grateful for it, and to be able to have played a role in a person's life, that's the reason I started teaching."
Florida State named the Reubin Askew School of Public Administration and Policy after the former Governor.