VU History Bonus File: Dodging Controversy with Chancellor E. Gordon Gee (2000 – 2007)


Jaylan Sims, Staff Podcaster

In the first bonus episode of VU History’s chancellor series, host Jaylan Sims travels through time to tell the story of former Chancellor Elwood Gordon Gee. Gee is an American higher education administrator who has been president of several universities, including Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University, Brown University, West Virginia University and the University of Colorado. He is known for his work in education reform and his focus on creating a positive and inclusive campus culture. Gee has a long and distinguished academic career with a background in education and law. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his work in higher education and is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in the field.