Gee Stands To Earn $671K For Extra Day's Work
Retiring Ohio State University President Gordon Gee attended his last board of trustees meeting Friday. Meanwhile WOSU has learned that Gee will receive more than a half-million dollars in retirement credits by stepping down July 1st rather than a day earlier. More than a dozen board members thanked and praised Gordon Gee during the board meeting. Algenon Marbley described Gee as a mentor. âYou put us on and you kept us on a trajectory of excellence to eminence,â? Marbley said. âYou have led this university selflessly with a commitment to excellence that in the history of this university is unsurpassed.â? Gee then read his farewell remarks from a prepared text. âThe one thing that has been a rock in my life is this university,â? Gee said. Afterward the board and the audience gave the 69-year-old a standing ovation. According to board president Robert Schottenstein negotiations for Geeâs retirement package will begin soon. He predicted they would be concluded quickly and amicably. When asked about the $671,000 that Gee will earn for staying on an extra day, Schottenstein responded: âThis is not the day to discuss it,â? Schottenstein said. âWeâre celebrating an extraordinary presidency by one of the most amazing men that any one of us will ever meet. And candidly, I donât think todayâs the day to talk about it for several reasons. One, weâre not ready, itâs speculation, and itâs a little inconsistent with the moment.â? The board approved Provost Joseph Alutto as interim president.