E. Gordon Gee is the president of Ohio State University. He was appointed to his current post in 2007. He previously served as president of Ohio State from 1990-1997.
Gee has also served as Chancellor of Vanderbilt University and president of Brown University, the University of Colorado and West Virginia University.
Gee is the best-compensated university president in the country, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey of 2011 data. Gee made $1.9 million that year.
Gee earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and J.D. and Ed.D degrees from Columbia University. He served as U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals clerk and U.S. Supreme Court judicial fellow and staff assistant. Before moving into university administration, he worked as a professor at Brigham Young University.