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Gee honored for years as leader

 WVU Today

The leadership of West Virginia University President Gordon Gee is being recognized on a national scale.

Gee was recently named one of the recipients of the Elite Leadership Academy’s 2020 Elite Leadership IMPACT Award, which honors exceptional leaders for self-knowledge, a clear vision and active coaching and mentoring relationships along with other qualities. Nominations are accepted online during designated times each year.

Gee’s award focused on leadership in education. Considered one of the most prominent figures in U.S. higher education, Gee has served as WVU’s president since 2014 when he returned to campus after starting his career as a university president in Morgantown from 1980-85.

His work has also involved service on the Big 12 Conference Council of Presidents, the Business-Higher Education Forum and the American Association of Universities along with many other national professional and service organizations.

Additionally, Gee has co-authored more than a dozen books, including his most recent, “Leading Colleges and Universities” and “Land-Grant Universities for the Future.”

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