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WVU’s Gee named Big 12 Board of Directors Executive Committee chair

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Starting July 1, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will take the helm as chair of the Big 12 Board of Directors Executive Committee for the 2017-18 year. 

The Big 12 also noted in its Monday (June 5) news release that TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini and Texas President Gregory Fenves will sit on the committee as vice-chair and secretary/treasurer, respectively. 

In making the announcement, the Conference called Gee “one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having led universities for more than three decades.” In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States.  

Gee served his first term as WVU president from 1981-85. He also led the University of Colorado (1985-1990), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-2007) and was president of The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Gee returned to West Virginia in 2014.

Gee and Boschini will replace Oklahoma’s David Boren (chair) and Kansas’ Bernadette Gray Little (vice-chair) on the committee. 

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