Retired Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee will get an office that costs up to $50,000 to redo - not the $190,000 originally proposed, officials announced yesterday.
Retired Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee will get an office that costs up to $50,000 to redo — not the $190,000 originally proposed, officials announced yesterday.
Early next week, crews will start renovating three offices in Page Hall, which houses the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and is on the eastern end of the Oval. The work is expected to be completed by mid- to late September, OSU spokesman Gary D. Lewis Jr. said.
“The area at Page Hall being renovated is existing office space and will require some minor construction, carpeting, painting, updating, etc.,” he said.
Lewis said two existing offices will be combined to create one big office, and another across the way also will be tweaked to serve Gee’s needs.
Gee and his administrative assistant, Sondra Shook, will remain in their temporary quarters at the South Campus Gateway until the Page Hall renovations are complete, Lewis said. Joining them will be another administrative-support person that the university will hire and perhaps a student or two.
Gee, 69, retired as president on July 1. He will be paid $5.8 million in salary and benefits over the next five years to work as president emeritus and a tenured law professor. He is to teach, do research, raise money and write and speak about education while at OSU.
In addition to the Page Hall space, Gee has a faculty office in the Moritz College of Law.