An oldie but a goodie…

E. Gordon Gee has returned to Ohio State to be its next president.

Wow. After denying interest in the job, he lays out this bomb. Gee is officially the Larry Brown of academia.

That’s good news. Even though his tenure as president ended before I became a student, all of the stories I heard about him were positive, especially his interaction with students. He will be a complete 180 over Karen Holbrook, who obviously has the smarts but just didn’t seem comfortable with the schmoozing that the job also demanded, whether with the money crowd or students.

It will be interesting to see how Gee does the second time around.

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