Gordon Gee

  • Ohio State University

E. Gordon Gee is president of The Ohio State University. As chief executive officer, he oversees Ohio State’s six campuses, 63,000 students, and 42,000 faculty and staff. Prior to Ohio State, Gordon led Vanderbilt University (2001-2007), Brown University (1998-2000), The Ohio State University (1990-97), the University of Colorado (1985-90), and West Virginia University (1981-85). He is the co-author of 11 books, including most recently Law, Policy and Higher Education (2012). He is also author of numerous papers and articles on law and education. Gordon is active in a number of national professional and service organizations, and serves on the boards of the American Council on Education, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Limited Brands, and the National 4-H Council. In 2011, Gee was appointed to serve as secretary on the board of directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2009, he was named by Time magazine as one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. Gordon earned his J.D. and Ed.D degrees from Columbia University.