Report: Gee to be Named Interim President at WVU

December 5, 2013 at 4:50p    by Chris Lauderback    
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From Jeff Jenkins of MetroNews:

Sources confirmed to MetroNews late Thursday afternoon that E. Gordon Gee will be named interim president at West Virginia University Friday.

The WVU Board of Governors made its choice in a closed door meeting Thursday but chose not to release the name until the state Higher Education Policy Commission approves the action at a meeting set for Friday morning.

WVU Board of Governors Chairman Jim Dailey II seems pleased with the results:

“We are absolutely thrilled with our selection to lead the state’s flagship, land-grant university during an important time in our history,” Dailey said in a prepared statement. “This individual is uniquely qualified to move WVU forward and continue the momentum we are enjoying. We are anxious for our new president to arrive in the new year, and hope that folks will get a chance to say `hello and welcome’ very soon.”

Gee served as WVU's president from 1981-85 and was also dean of WVU's law school. The school hopes to hire a permanent president in June. 


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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Wait, don't hire him, he might make a mildly inappropriate joke while making your university millions of dollars via fundraising and otherwise doing a great job as your interim president ... your university will never survive the public humiliation ... stop now or forever live in regret!

Doc's picture

EGG likes to repeat his stops.  Good luck to him.  I'm sure his intellect will be lost down there, but to each there own.

"Say my name."

The Rill Dill's picture

.......that would be----OVER there.

OSUStu's picture

...or even...over AND down there...as it is located primarily to the southeast.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

1MechEng's picture

Actually, "down there" could be correct if you're talking elevation above sea level. The campus at WVU is at about 600 ft. above sea level, while OSU is around 825 feet above seal level.

albinomosquito's picture

you can't make a stereotypical insult of a group's intelligence, and use the wrong "their".. 

Buckman's picture

Isn't "there" used in relation to location? Excuse me if I'm wrong.

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.

JACK TATUM

OSUStu's picture

He means the second "there" that he used there.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

BeijingBucks's picture

Anyone else remember Gee making a quip during a OSU/WVU football game "There's a tractor in the parking lot with Virginia plates... your lights are on"
been a while but I seem to remember something like that
loved it.

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

otrain2416's picture

Gee while you're at WVU convince Texas to join the BIG 10

FitzBuck's picture

He's only on loan WVU.  You must return him in the exact same condition or else.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Denny's picture

He's gonna come back with the black lung :(

Taquitos.

Torpedo Vegas's picture

It's not very well ventilated down there. 

OSUStu's picture

For Christ's sake, Derek, you've been down there one day.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

AndyVance's picture

Take me home, country roads? We're happy to loan you to our cousins to the southeast, but only on the condition that you come right back to Columbus when you've put them back on the straight and narrow.

cdubs's picture

THE West Virginia University

brandonbauer87's picture

Say it ain't so. So much for him riding off into the OSU sunset. 

OSUEXT's picture

As the search for a full time President at The Ohio State University continues on, I wonder if this won't be like a baseball player being sent down to the minors/soccer player loaned to a smaller club, and Gee will come back to being President where he belongs in Columbus in the short future. 

Chief B1G Dump's picture

The WVU bowtie expenses just went up by 60000%.

OSUStu's picture

What is 60,000% of $0.00?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Hovenaut's picture

That thar fella got hisself on a bowtie.

We ain't much fer yer fancy book lernin', Mr. Gee. But welcome back.

E. Gordon....wild, wonderful.

Hate Week runneth over

buckeyedude's picture

I can't picture Gee in a coonskin cap.

 

 

locko48's picture

sorry to see GG go.  My daughter is a freshman and was excited to get her picture taken w/ him.  Most frosh could give 2 sheetz about the school prez at any other univ.  Good luck at WVU, but best leave behind your little sister's rant.  BEAT LITTLE BROTHER!!

Tropicalbuckeye's picture

Sorry to hear about this.  Sure, he had his gaffes, and some things could have been handled better, but he raked in the cash hand over fist for the university, which is what really matters at the end of the day.