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October 23, 2017
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Ohio State reintroducing Gee as president
(2007-07-12)
(WOUB) - A person close to Gordon Gee says the former Ohio State University president is excited to be coming back.

The school plans to introduce Gee as its next president at 4pm and explain what it took to persuade him to leave a 1.2 million dollar salary at Vanderbilt University.

Herb Asher says Gee loves Ohio State, and that's a major reason he decided to return. Asher was Gee's top adviser on campus in the 1990s.

The 63 year old Gee announced his move yesterday in an open letter to Vanderbilt staff. He called it a difficult decision but said he was returning to a place he considered home.

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