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Gee wants to help WVU as interim president

December 7, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gordon Gee (gee) isn't fond of the typical definition of his new role as West Virginia University's interim president.

The former Ohio State president understands he'll only be in Morgantown for about six months starting in January before a permanent president is named.

During that span, he plans to roll up his sleeves and get things done, just the way he did three decades ago.

Gee says he doesn't like the word interim, comparing it to the term 'seat warmer.'

Gee was WVU's president from 1981 to 1985. He served two stints as Ohio State's president before retiring last summer after remarks he made jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools were made public. He was named WVU's interim president on Friday.



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