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E. Gordon Gee Media Hits

The following is a list of selected media coverage for E. Gordon Gee. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes.


Gee to take unpaid leave from OSU to lead W.Va. University

December 6, 2013

E. Gordon Gee was interviewed for an article in the Dayton Daily News on his decision to take an unpaid leave of absence from Ohio State to serve as interim president at West Virginia University., where he served as president  from 1981 to 1985.

“People I know and a state that I enjoy… There is a real pull for me,” Gee said.

During his absence, professor Deborah Merritt will serve as associate director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise within the OSU Glenn School for Public Affairs, which Gee established.

Joseph Alutto assumes role as Ohio State interim president, despite unanswered questions

June 30, 2013

Professor E. Gordon Gee was reported to begin teaching at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law following an approximately year-long sabbatical in an article in The Lantern. Gee announced his retirement from his position as president of Ohio State June 4, effective July 1.

Gee’s contract with the university stated he was to be granted “the permanent status of President Emeritus, with an appropriate stipend, secretary and office for a period of five years” if he chose to retire before the contract was up in 2017. The contract also said he has been granted tenure at the Moritz College of Law and the College of Education and Human Ecology.