Fans of Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee needn’t worry that he’ll be banished to obscurity or plunged into poverty.
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Recent Gee accomplishments:
- Privatized the parking decks, lots and meters for 50 years in exchange for $483 million in cash up front.
- Issued a 100-year bond to capitalize on low interest rates.
- Created a foundation to commercialize university-developed technologies.
- Opened an office in Mumbai, India.
- Transitioned from quarters to semesters and adopted a plan to require sophomores to live on campus.
- Marked the most successful fundraising two-year period with $365 million in contributions and pledges.
- Kept the $1 billion medical center expansion project on time and on budget.
- Led a statewide higher education funding effort and served on the board of JobsOhio.
Source: Ohio State University media relations
For the past several year, our Columbus reporters have closely watched the spending by OSU President E. Gordon Gee, who is among the nation’s best-paid public university presidents. Last year, the newspaper detailed how Gee has spent more than $7.7 million since October 2007 on travel, housing, parties and entertainment. Go to mydaytondailynews.com for past stories, video from Wednesday’s press conference and more on Gee.