When last Miss wrote about Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, he was making Lincolnesque statements about outsourcing the campus’s parking lots.
Today’s statement announces his imminent retirement.
Apparently President Gee decided that the Columbus, despite its name, is just too far from the bounding main for his liking, given that he made his momentous career decision whilst enjoying the fun and excitement of a Disney cruise.
On thing is for certain: Gee’s premature departure from the presidency, at age 69, had absolutely nothing, nothing to do with the anti-Catholic one-liners that had the boys in the backroom in stitches a few months back. After all, it’s hardly the first time Gee has insulted a minority group that doesn’t possess the appropriate victims’ credentials. He’s insulted Poles, colleagues in another collegiate football conference, and, memorably, the Trustees of Brown University.
President Gee will not be bored in his retirement, you can be sure of that. A $2.1 million salary and the pension that comes with it will buy a lot cruises on the Disney fleet.