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UPDATE: Board Names Gordon Gee As WVU President

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UPDATE 3/3/2014 4:15 PM

From scarlet and gray to officially blue and gold.

Doctor E. Gordon Gee officially takes over as West Virginia University's 24th president.

Gee was named interim president last December after Jim Clements left for Clemson.

Monday the board of governors approved the 70-year-old Gee for the permanent job.

Gee's hiring also must be approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

If approved it would be Gee's second time as WVU's president.

He led the university from 1981 to 1985.

Gee twice served as Ohio State's president, most recently retiring from Ohio State in July 2013.


UPDATE 2/24/2014 2:00 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - More than two dozen potential candidates' names have been submitted to West Virginia University's presidential search committee.

Board of Governors chairman James W. Dailey II says the committee will turn the names over to a search firm. A search firm hasn't yet been hired.

Dailey told the Board of Governors on Friday that the search committee has received 31 applications or nominations.

The university is seeking a successor to Jim Clements, who left for Clemson University. E. Gordon Gee is serving as interim president.

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UPDATE 1/24/2014 11:35 AM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University launched a national advertisement for its next president.

The advertisement on The Chronicle of Higher Education's website seeks applications by a Feb. 21 deadline. Candidates must submit resumes, letters of interest and five references.

WVU is seeking a successor to Jim Clements, who left for Clemson University. E. Gordon Gee is serving as interim president.

WVU formed a 20-member search committee and wants to have a new president in place by the fall 2014 semester.

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UPDATE 1/6/2014 2:30 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University's Board of Governors is holding a special meeting to discuss the search process for a new president.

The meeting's agenda shows that board members also plan to discuss the membership of the presidential search committee.

Monday's meeting will be held by telephone, beginning at 1 p.m. The call will originate in the WVU Stewart Hall Presidents Conference Room.

WVU is seeking a successor to Jim Clements, who left Morgantown for Clemson University. E. Gordon Gee is serving as interim president.

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UPDATE 12/6/2013 12:00 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gordon Gee is returning to West Virginia University as interim president, five months after controversial remarks led to his retirement as president at Ohio State University.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission approved Gee's hiring Friday, a day after the WVU Board of Governors made its recommendation to replace Jim Clements without announcing a name.

The 69-year-old Gee retired at Ohio State in July after remarks he made jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools were made public.

Gee was WVU's law school dean from 1979 to 1981 and served as university president from 1981 to 1985.

The WVU Board of Governors has said the interim president won't serve in the permanent job. Clements accepted the presidency of Clemson University in November.

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UPDATE 12/5/2013 2:50 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University's Board of Governors recommends the hiring of an interim president.

Without announcing a name, the board forwarded its recommendation for Jim Clements' temporary replacement to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The commission meets Friday in South Charleston.

WVU Board chairman James Dailey says the board is "thrilled" with its selection.

The WVU board also set a goal of having a permanent president in place by next fall.

Clements accepted the presidency of Clemson University in November.

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UPDATE 12/5/2013 11:10 AM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University's Board of Governors resumes discussions Thursday about selecting an interim president.

Board members met Tuesday but didn't take any formal action.

The board is looking for a temporary replacement for Jim Clements. Clements accepted the presidency of Clemson University in November.

Board members also plan to discuss procedures for a national search for a permanent replacement during Thursday's meeting.

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UPDATE 12/3/2013 2:10 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University's Board of Governors continues its search for an interim president.

The university says the board didn't take any formal action during a special meeting Tuesday. The board plans to meet again on Thursday.

The board is looking for a temporary replacement for Jim Clements. Clements accepted the presidency of Clemson University in November.

Board members plan to finalize procedures for a national search for a permanent replacement on Thursday.

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - West Virginia University's president is leaving for Clemson University.

Jim Clements has been president of West Virginia University since 2009.

He will be Clemson's 15th president.

Clements succeeds Jim Barker, who announced in April that he planned to retire after 14 years and become an architecture professor at the school.

Clemson Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins says Clements is the right fit for Clemson, adding he understands the unique mission of land-grant universities.

Clements is chairman-elect of the Council of Presidents of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities.

Wilkins praised Clements' job at West Virginia University, saying the college set records in private fundraising, enrollment and research funding during his tenure.

Clements previously worked as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University in Maryland.

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