Better to retire before they force you out.
During my time at The Ohio State University I had a chance to speak to Gee during a chance encounter. I’ll never forget what he told me.
He said no matter where I go or what I become there will always been a Buckeye close by. I have found that to be true, we are always around.
Gee found out just like Roy Hibbert, Mike Wallace and others, you can’t joke around about certain things in the new age media world we live in. Once the mob decides to attack your days are numbered.
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said this afternoon that he plans to retire on July 1, following the latest in a series of verbal gaffes that he said were meant as harmless jokes but ended up embarrassing the university.
The two-time Ohio State president will make his announcement this afternoon in an email to students, faculty and staff.
“Without question, the university has achieved remarkable success, and it has been my honor and calling to lead it,” Gee’s email says. “Ohio State is well-positioned for the future. I love this university, and my relationship with it will continue.”