E. Gordon Gee is Expected to be West Virginia University's New President

By DJ Byrnes on March 3, 2014 at 12:39p

E. Gordon Gee isn't through with higher education just yet.

Today, West Virginia's Board of Governors held an emergency meeting in which they unanimously endorsed their Presidential Search Committee's recommendation to name Gordon Gee as the school's next president. Gee has been serving as the school's interim president since January.

“I am honored, energized and humbled to serve West Virginia University as the 24th president,” Gee said in a released statement. “When I had the opportunity to return to West Virginia and this university earlier this year I did not hesitate. And, I have found it to be the same wonderful and welcoming place I remembered. And, with great joy, I also found that our university had grown, matured and was competing on the national academic stage with some of the very best land-grant research universities in the country.”

Gee has been on unpaid leave at Ohio State as President Emeritus. This, however, is a return to the place where Gee started his career in academia administration. In 1981, Gee, at age 37, was named president of West Virginia University.


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Phillips.449's picture

I get sad when I see that man in a tie that isn't scarlet and grey.  Good luck to him!

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AndyVance's picture

...and especially given the proximity of WVU's school colors to those of a certain hated archrival...

Guess between Gee's new gig and The Stunning Mrs. Vance's rooting interests, I'm going to have to get one of those "house divided" type flags with half showing the Block O and half showing the running WV.

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Phillips.449's picture

Not sure why I didn't think of the color similarities. Yuck!

AndyVance's picture

Mrs. Vance, being a West Virginia girl, wears WVU apparel frequently. It classes horribly with my own gameday attire, but I love her anyway :)

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

They're lucky to have him back.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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osu07asu10's picture

WVU, the second time around will be just as good (or better) than the first! Treat Dr. Gee well, congrats to both!

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The 0 is silent.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Nothing against Drake, as I believe he will do a fantastic job, but man do I miss Gee.

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TUNBUCK89's picture

Anyone thinks he will scale down on his jokes ? Personally, I hope not. just to see the media reaction as compared to when he was at tOSU.

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Buckeyeneer's picture

Scale down his jokes? Not at all. But now that he is not at OSU, nobody will care.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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mtrotb's picture

Now he just needs to go back to Vandy, Brown, and Colorado so he can be a two-timer at those schools as well. He is a good guy, always made me laugh.


mr.green's picture

Congrats Dr. Gee.