E. Gordon Gee: Leading West Virginia University

Dr. E. Gordon Gee, currently serving his second term as president of West Virginia University, is a distinguished leader in higher education with over three decades of experience. Recognized by Time magazine as one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States in 2009, he was recently named the nation's top university president by Great Value Colleges. Gee's extensive career includes presidencies at The Ohio State University (twice), Vanderbilt University, Brown University, and the University of Colorado.

Hailing from Vernal, Utah, Gee earned an honors degree in history from the University of Utah. He furthered his education at Columbia University, obtaining J.D. and Ed.D. degrees. Before embarking on his journey in higher education, Gee served as a clerk under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also had the privilege of working as a judicial fellow and staff assistant to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gee is a prolific author, having co-authored over a dozen books, including the forthcoming publication "What's Public about Higher Education." Notable works such as "Leading Colleges and Universities" and "Land-Grant Universities for the Future" have contributed to his reputation as a thought leader. He has also published numerous papers and articles on law and education. With an extensive background in education governance, Gee serves on various boards and commissions, including the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees and the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America. He has held prominent roles such as chair of the Big 12 Board of Directors Executive Committee and Big 12 representative on the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. Gee's dedication to shaping a more civil and just society is evident through his involvement with the Center for Economic Development (CED) Task Force and his membership in the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Presidents Advisory Council.

Dr. E. Gordon Gee's leadership and commitment have positioned him as an influential figure in higher education. As the president of West Virginia University, he continues to steer the institution towards excellence, making significant contributions to the university and the broader field of education.


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