Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee‘s comments that have caused an offseason stir can be heard in their entirety HERE.
Ohio State’s Board of Trustees never want to hear anything like them again, though.
In a letter obtained by the Columbus Dispatch, two trustees on behalf of the board informed Gee that one more gaffe like the one in December and he could lose his job. The letter was signed on March 11.
Though the letter praises Gee as a president, it states “… on occasion your words that may be intended to bring a bit of levity to some significant issue have, in fact, had the opposite effect.”
“Although none of us expects this to be the case, should future instances take place, they could constitute cause for even more punitive action, including dismissal, and the board will have no choice but to take such action,” the letter reads.
Gee has already issued an apology for his remarks and is currently on a “remediation plan” outlined by the trustees. That plan reportedly mandates that Gee hire a coach to work on his “global presence and voice,” and to consult professionals to revisit his speeches for evaluation.