Higher Ed Agency Approves WVU’s Selection Of Gee

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission today officially named Gordon Gee President of West Virginia University.(Photo: Carmen Ambrosio / Flickr)
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission today officially named Gordon Gee President of West Virginia University.(Photo: Carmen Ambrosio / Flickr)

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has approved Gordon Gee’s appointment as West Virginia University’s permanent president.

The commission’s decision came Monday during a special meeting in Charleston.

The university’s Board of Governors had voted last week to amend the search process and name the 70-year-old Gee as president.

Gee was named interim president after Jim Clements left for Clemson last November. Gee also served as WVU’s president from 1981 to 1985.

Gee also served two stints as president at Ohio State. He retired from Ohio State in July 2013 after he criticized Roman Catholics, Notre Dame and former Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema, who now coaches at Arkanas.

The remarks were made in December 2012 to Ohio State’s Athletic Council.

Comments
  • Thirunarayanan

    Gordon Gee should not have been hired by WVU after his comments about a religious group. I know we all should get a second chance, but this guy was the President of the OSU and shot his mouth off. Absolutely no second chance for this scum-bag.

  • Christabel

    I would hardly call his joke a true criticism. Really.