E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University president, retires

E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University president, retires

Higher ed leadership news
  • E. Gordon Gee, known for enhancing the academic profile of The Ohio State University and for his expansive bow tie collection, retired on July 1. He served as president of Ohio State from 1990 to 1997 and from 2007 to 2013, during which he contributed to strengthening the university’s long-term financial condition, most recently helping to raise more than $1.6 billion in private support. Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph A. Alutto, previously executive vice president and provost, has taken over as interim president.
  • Robert A. Walton, chief executive officer of the Claremont University Consortium (Calif.), which serves eight institutions and where he has worked for 12 years, has been named the new vice president for finance and administration at Vassar College (N.Y.). In this new role, Walton will be Vassar’s chief financial officer and will serve as a member of the president’s senior administrative team. He will replace Elizabeth Eismeier, who has served in the position since 2001.
  • Tulane University (La.) President Scott S. Cowen, who led the university through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, has announced he will retire July 1, 2014. He has been president since 1998.
  • Beverly Copeland Carmichael, assistant chancellor for university advancement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been named vice president of institutional advancement at Flagler College (Fla.), effective Aug. 1.
  • David Tiede began serving as interim president of Luther College (Iowa) on July 1. He will serve for a year, or until the permanent position is filled. … Also since July 1, Gregory M. Anderson, former dean of the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver (Colo.), has been serving as dean of Temple University’s College of Education (Pa.).
  • SUNY Buffalo President Aaron Podolefsky announced in early June that he was going on sick leave. Provost Dennis Ponton has taken over his responsibilities until an interim president is named.
  • Robert Marley is now interim vice president for student success at Montana State University.

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