Ohio State board lays out rules for president after Gordon Gee's comments on Catholics

Ohio State University trustees have warned president Gordon Gee that he could be fired for future incidents of inappropriate comments, such as those in December criticizing "those damn Catholics." The plan that trustees are requiring Gee to follow:

--Issuing personal apologies, as appropriate, to any group that you have offended;

--Engaging a coach with particular expertise in helping you to facilitate and foster a healthy, open, and diverse twenty-first century higher education with a global presence and voice;

--Seeking the assistance of professionals who could assist with revisiting your personal communications and speechwriting processes, content, and office structure, to identify additional ways to ensure more consistent messaging and statements that are better aligned with University priority goals and core values;

--Reviewing the prioritization of your time, with a particular focus on a more targeted selection of the most appropriate speaking engagements and appearances at which your presence is requested, so that there is stronger alignment between the use of your time and core messages that you deliver in furtherance of the University's goals and priorities; and

--Using your voice to set the standards for civility, inclusion, and collective aspiration to bring people together and inspire them to reach their full potential.

Source: AP Research.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Related Stories

Report: Ohio State University Report: Ohio State University's Braxton Miller switching to WR

Ohio State University’s Braxton Miller will switch from quarterback to wide receiver, according to reports.

Ohio State University marching band to perform at NFL game in London, England Ohio State University marching band to perform at NFL game in London, England

“The Best Damn Band in the Land” is traveling abroad for the first time to show the world their groundbreaking performance.

NBA DRAFT: Ohio State NBA DRAFT: Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell selected No. 2 overall by Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers took guard D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State, who was wearing a red jacket, bowtie and shoes that matched the Buckeyes' school colors.

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor signs with Cincinnati Bengals Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor signs with Cincinnati Bengals

Former Ohio State University quarterback Terrelle Pryor has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jets take Ohio State receiver Devin Smith in second round Jets take Ohio State receiver Devin Smith in second round

The New York Jets had the need for speed in the second round of the NFL draft.

REPORT: Ohio State marching band coach Stewart Kitchen charged with rape and kidnapping REPORT: Ohio State marching band coach Stewart Kitchen charged with rape and kidnapping

A coach for the Ohio State marching band has been charged with rape and kidnapping, according to reports.

2014 Champions: Ohio State Buckeyes visit White House to be honored by President Obama 2014 Champions: Ohio State Buckeyes visit White House to be honored by President Obama

President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.

Ohio State extends Urban Meyer’s contract through 2020 Ohio State extends Urban Meyer’s contract through 2020

THE Ohio State has extended the contract of head football coach Urban Meyer through 2020.

Why NCAA Football Conferences Want Title Game Rules Changed Why NCAA Football Conferences Want Title Game Rules Changed

The Big 12 and ACC conferences are pushing for a rule change that will allow conferences to determine which teams play in the title game.

VIDEO: Ohio State University veterinary school paints Michigan fire hydrants VIDEO: Ohio State University veterinary school paints Michigan fire hydrants

Ohio State has taken its rivalry with Michigan to the next level by painting its dog walking fire hydrants in Wolverine colors.