Articles matching tag: OSU
- Column: Gee Puts Feet in MouthJune 16, 2013
E. Gordon Gee, the president of Ohio State University, is by all accounts a brilliant man. In addition to serving his second term as president of OSU, he has also led Vanderbilt University, Brown University and the Universities of West Virginia and Colorado. According to an article in Time, Gee is the best college president in the country. But not for long; Gee will leave his position on July 1. Gee claims to be stepping down voluntarily, and in deference to his many contributions to OSU during almost 15 years as its president, he was allowed to “resign.” But the timing of the announcement, and the fact he gave the university less than thirty days to find a replacement when a year is the norm, suggests that Gee’s penchant for placing both feet in his mouth when he speaks has made him a liability that OSU is only too happy to shed.