"Few leaders in the past 25 years have had such a profound impact on American higher education as E. Gordon Gee. He is an iconic leader, unparalleled in skills and widely respected among presidents, chancellors, policymakers and business leaders at both the state and federal levels. He has left an indelible mark on each institution he has served, and during two tenures spanning 13 years exceeded every measure at The Ohio State University.
Beyond his presidencies, Gordon has mentored countless present and future leaders in higher education and touched the lives of tens of thousands of students. I greatly appreciate both his service to the nation as well as his wise counsel and leadership at ACE."