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The White House has clarified that President Trump’s nominee to run a U.S. regulator office didn’t actually attend Dartmouth College, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

Joseph Otting, Trump’s pick to run the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, listed a degree on his resume from the “School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College.”


But that school was never affiliated with Dartmouth and no longer operates in any Dartmouth facilities.

“Joseph Otting is not a Dartmouth graduate,” Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence told New England Cable News on Wednesday. “Dartmouth does not have a school of credit and financial management.”

In fact, the school is actually a four-week program spread over two years run by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), a nonprofit Maryland organization that certifies professionals in the credit management field with a continuing education course, which describes itself as “the leader in executive education for the credit and financial management community.” 

When Otting attended the school, it was operated on a Dartmouth campus.

Otting, who has a bachelor’s degree, would be the first comptroller in decades to not hold an advanced degree.

The Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management, one of the NACM’s job-training programs, is currently run out of the American University campus.

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