E. Gordon Gee is the former president of Ohio State University. He was appointed to that post in 2007. He previously served as president of Ohio State from 1990-1997.
On June 4, 2013, he announced he planned to retire effective July 1. The announcement came less than a week after an earlier Board of Trustees reprimand for comments regarding Catholics and the Southeastern Conference became public.
Gee has also served as Chancellor of Vanderbilt University and president of Brown University, the University of Colorado and West Virginia University.
Gee was the best-compensated public university president in the country for fiscal year 2011, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey. 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.