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Ohio's Gov. Kasich praises Gee's academic leadership statewide
Retiring Ohio State university president will be missed by Kasich
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he will miss having Ohio State University President Gordon Gee at the helm of the state’s largest public university. And he says the rest of Ohio should, too.
Kasich calls Gee a remarkable leader. 

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"Ohio’s higher education system has been significantly changed in the two and a half years that I’ve been here and a large part of the reason that has happened is because of the leadership of Gordon Gee," Kasich says. "He was able to get universities to work together. He was able to get universities to care less about their own things and more about the greater good for the state and higher education and he had a unique way of doing it."


Kasich says he believes Gee will have a lot to contribute in the coming months and years. The Governor says he will not play a role in finding Gee’s replacement.

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