When former Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee began his career in university leadership in 1981, the “Late Show with David Letterman” didn’t exist.
More than 30 years later, however, in an homage to Letterman’s regular top 10 lists, Gee listed the top 10 reasons he is glad to be serving as the temporary president at West Virginia University in a video posted on the WVU website Wednesday.
The video, in which Gee shares his glee at returning to WVU, might seem like salt in a sentimental wound, but to paraphrase Celine Dion, our hearts will go on, fellow Buckeyes.
After all, he’s not gone for good. And though they had him first, we had him longer — twice.
While our beloved bow tie aficionado might be missed, he still deserves our support during his time as WVU’s president.
He is still our president emeritus, you see. His time at WVU is his time on leave from OSU. Simply put, Gee is on vacation.
If he wants to wear blue and gold bow ties and gorge on pepperoni rolls with his grandchildren, more power to him.
It’s your vacation, Gee. Go wild. Have fun. Listen to “Country Roads” to your heart’s content.
Just promise your next video is of you trying out that fancy WVU zip line.
Oh, and come home safe. We miss you.