Media Advisory: President Gee to Visit OSU South Centers July 2

July 1, 2008

PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee will visit OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio on July 2 to learn more about agricultural, economic, community development, natural resources and aquaculture programs benefiting Appalachian Ohio.

Media are invited to attend the reception and program from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Endeavor Center. University administrators, legislators, business owners and other dignitaries will be in attendance.

The visit to Pike County is part of Gee's goal of visiting all of Ohio's 88 counties during his first year as president.

Gee returned to Ohio State last fall to become the 14th president of the university, after spending the past seven years as Chancellor of Vanderbilt University. He is one of the nation's longest serving college presidents, having led five different institutions. He also served as president of Ohio State from 1990-1997.

Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. As the state's land grant university, the university provides outreach to every county in the state to help address issues that impact the citizens of Ohio. With more than 52,000 students enrolled at its main Columbus campus, the university offers 18 colleges and 170 majors. Approximately 750 students from the area are enrolled at the Columbus campus.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Julie Strawser