Ohio State President Emeritus E. Gordon Gee was announced as the interim president of West Virginia University Friday.
His term is set to begin in early January, and he is set to remain in that position until a permanent president is selected. During this time, he will take an unpaid leave of absence from Ohio State, said OSU assistant vice president of media and public relations Gayle Saunders.
“The leave of absence is treated the same as for other faculty member. He maintains his Ohio State professional titles, as is the practice for faculty taking leaves of absence,” Saunders said in an emailed statement.
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The world lost an icon Thursday. Nelson Mandela, the first black president of formerly segregated South Africa, passed away at age 95. Like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. before him, Mandela preached understanding and harmony in people of all nations, skin colors and genders. The international community mourns the loss of such a crusader for peace and love in our world.
Though he is physically gone, Mandela’s message need not be. His words ring true, not just in South Africa, where apartheid slashed a nation in two for so many years, but everywhere else as well.
In the U.S., where we are so focused on political correctness that we… Read more