Ohio State President Gordon Gee Retiring After Notre Dame Jabs

Source: Scott Gleeson / USA Today

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee is calling it quits.

Following the revelation of recorded remarks in which he criticized Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the Southeastern Conference, Gee announced his retirement Tuesday through the university.

He will make his official announcement in an email to students, faculty and staff this afternoon. His retirement is effective July 1. Executive vice president and Provost Joseph A. Alutto will be named interim president. Alutto previously served as interim president in 2007.

“Without question, the university has achieved remarkable success, and it has been my honor and calling to lead it,” Gee’s email reads. “Ohio State is well-positioned for the future. I love this university, and my relationship with it will continue.”

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