Former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee was tapped by Gov. John Kasich on Monday to lead a review of ways to improve the value of higher education.
Gee was president of five leading U.S. universities before retiring from Ohio State in July after remarks he made disparaging Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools became public. He recently led the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment in charting a strategy for improving college retention and attainment.
Kasich joined Gee at a conference of university trustees at Columbus State University to announce the new effort.
“I don’t know what they’re doing in other states, but in our state if we hold hands and think differently we can begin to impact our costs to make sure we preserve these great institutions well into the future,” the Republican governor said.