Gordon Gee's Retirement Life Comes into Focus

June 19, 2013 at 11:54a    by Jason Priestas    
Gordon Gee has jokes, everybody!
Photo: Navin75, via Wikimedia Commons

Like the President of the United States, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee will get receive an office and a stipend upon retirement. While he won't receive a Secret Service detail, he will also receive the permanent status of President Emeritus according to terms of his contract:

His contract with the university states should Gee choose to retire before the end of his term, which was due to last at least ten years beginning in 2007, he will be granted “the permanent status of President Emeritus, with an appropriate stipend, secretary and office for a period of five years.”

Gee's contract also says he has been granted tenure at Ohio State's Moritz College of Law and the College of Education and Human Ecology. Oh, he's getting paid, too.

Gee’s supplemental executive retirement agreement indicates there has been about $2.33 million placed in his retirement account since June 2009, and that Gee’s account was due to receive a credit of $641,301 on June 30.

That, friends, is the good life.



rdubs's picture

Do I get any bonus points for being the first to predict this? Or at least a cookie?

TMac's picture

certainly cookie worthy!

ONE Not Done!

droessl's picture

and an upvote on a 2 week old post. High-five!

Jason Priestas's picture

Is now a good time to admit that you helped draw up Gee's contract?

rdubs's picture

Well my dad was on athletic council until the end of this school year, but I swear he didn't feed me any inside info (and I doubt that he had any).

brandonbauer87's picture

Go ahead and pat yourself on the back, you earned it kid. 

TMac's picture

He more than makes up for the salary/benefits, and will continue to, in fund raising!

ONE Not Done!

droessl's picture

Cue dickery from Dennis Dodd talking about a "golden parachute" in 3...2...

AndyVance's picture

This is good news. Long live Gordon Gee.

Hovenaut's picture

If anybody had half a brain at the WWL, they should run this feel-good story about Dr. Gee.

I'd tune in for that......and watch 'em squirm.


We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

TheSweaterVest's picture

I didn't know E.G. Gee had a guest spot on The Big Bang Theory.