February 18, 2000
Gordon Gee Stuns Brown by Quitting Its Presidency for Top Job at Vanderbilt
Gordon Gee stunned Brown University last week by announcing that he was leaving its presidency to become chancellor of Vanderbilt University, after only two years at Brown. The Vanderbilt post will be Mr. Gee's fifth university presidency in 19 years.
Mr. Gee said he had come to conclude that he and Brown weren't a good fit. He came to the 7,700-student Ivy League institution from Ohio State University, where he was president from 1990 through 1998. Before