MVC Sunday Lunch with Dr. E. Gordon Gee

12 to 1:30 p.m. // Registration: Free for first 700 attendees; advance registration and ticket required.

Join us as we welcome Dr. E. Gordon Gee, president emeritus of The Ohio State University and keynote speaker for the 2014 MVC Sunday Lunch.

Dating back to the 11th century, universities have advanced our world through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Today, in the 21st century, universities are now called upon to use their vast intellectual resources to tackle society’s most vexing challenges.

Veterinary medicine is a critical and growing discipline with significant and broad implications for global health and wellness. From new technologies and approaches to improving everyday practice, veterinary medicine has the power to transform medicine and transform lives around the world. Don’t miss Dr. Gee’s exploration of these topics in his presentation, “Veterinary Medicine and the Future of the University,” on Sunday, Feb. 23.

Please note, seating for this event is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unlike previous MVC Sunday Lunch events, a ticket is required to attend.

Those who register by Tuesday, Dec. 31, will receive first priority in attending. Those who register after this date will be entered in a drawing to receive tickets. Winners will be notified by Feb. 10, 2014.


About the Speaker

Dr. E. Gordon Gee is a professor of law and president emeritus at The Ohio State University, where he served as president from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Prior to his service at Ohio State, he led Vanderbilt University (2001-2007), Brown University (1998-2000), the University of Colorado (1985-1990), and West Virginia University (1981-1985). Gee has served in higher education for more than three decades and in 2009, he was named by Time magazine as one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States.

Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a judicial fellow and staff assistant to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, he worked for Chief Justice Warren Burger on administrative and legal problems of the Court and federal judiciary. Gee returned to Utah as an associate professor and associate dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and was granted full professorship in 1978. One year later, he was named dean of the West Virginia University Law School, and in 1981, was appointed to that university’s presidency.

Gee currently serves as director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise and Policy at Ohio State. In that role, he leads research and policy initiatives aimed at improving student success in public higher education. The Center addresses the growing national need of providing more citizens with access to higher education that is high quality, affordable, and beneficial to both individuals and society.