News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Greater Akron Chamber

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


Gordon Gee heads from Ohio State to West Virginia
Will return to WVU as interim president, and forego OSU compensation during that time
by WKSU's MOLLY BLOOM


Reporter
Molly Bloom
 
In The Region:
Former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee is headed out of state for a new, but temporary job as interim president of West Virginia University. StateImpact Ohio’s Molly Bloom reports.
Gordon Gee heads from Ohio State to West Virginia

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:32)


Gordon Gee retired from his post as president of Ohio State University in July and received a five-year, $5.8 million retirement package.  He was to stay on at Ohio State as President Emeritus and a tenured law professor – after taking a sabbatical.

But about two weeks ago, the chairman of West Virginia University’s Board of Governors approached Gee and asked him to take the helm there on an interim basis. Gee agreed. 

The job is actually not new to Gee. He previously served as president of West Virginia University from 1981 until 1985. He says returning to the campus is a way to give thanks.

“West Virginia University and West Virginians have given me a remarkable opportunity at age 36 to become a university president and so this is in some ways an opportunity for me to thank them and pay it forward,” Gee says.

Gee plans to start work in West Virginia in early January and serve until the school’s board appoints a permanent president. That’s expected to happen by next fall.

His annual salary will be $450,000.

Gee says he won’t receive any compensation from Ohio State while he works in West Virginia. But he says he’ll still be available to Ohio State for fundraising, if the school wishes.

And Gee will continue his work in Ohio and nationally on college affordability.

Gee retired from Ohio State after comments he made about Catholics become public. He said those comments did not come up during his discussions with West Virginia University.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

ResponsibleOhio names 10 counties as possible pot-growing locations
Ohio has always made its money off our prison system ,and ohio is so hard nose on us the public that there voicing concerns saying there on our behalf bullcrap ...

Akron's plan to create its own construction company is on hold -- for now
They talk about displacing workers... This is all about the teamster union. The city is allowing RW Sidley out of Canton to haul concrete for one of the CSO pr...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University